Health Assistant Students Cry For Status


A group under the banner “Health Assistant Schools Association of Liberia” has petitioned the 54 Legislature to enact a statute which will grant them a legal status in the Country.
The hundreds of Health Assistants and students who come from different Health Schools in Liberia disclosed that their decision to petition their Lawmakers is based on the reality of the deployable condition of the health sector and the lack of health care providers in urban and rural areas which they believe resulted to many outbreaks of diseases including Lissa Fever, Skin sicknesses and the killer Ebola virus that greatly exposed the poor health system of Liberia.
According to them, the Liberian Government is not fully capacitated to address these issues due to the lack of sophisticated medical institutions to train health care workers across the Country.
The six counts petition read by Mike Tarlwe therefore prays the Legislature to give Health Assistants legitimate status as well as license to practice and to control activities in the heath sector.
They also stressed the need for training of black baggers and those who sell drugs in the street as a means of putting system into place.
The petition statement concluded by informing the Lawmakers that the passage of such act will enable the association to actively function by providing training opportunities, monitoring, evaluating, supervising and regulating all health assistant schools operating within the boundaries of Liberia.
Well receiving the petition, the chairlady on claims and petition, Rustolyn Suacoco Dennis promised to take the statement to the leadership of the House for their timely consideration.
She also vowed to work with the group and the committees responsible to put those frameworks into place to enable them become a recognize institution in the Country.

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