The Independent Council of Patriots( ICOP) has begun a “patriotic” donations of cash and hygienic materials to hospitals, clinics communities among public areas in Liberia.
The Initiative by the pro-advocate and Democratic group was on March 19, 2020 tasted at the JFK Hospital with a donation of $50,000LD.
The aim of the donation is to burgess government’s efforts in making public facilities like JFK more effective and affective in battling the coronavirus.
The outbreak which has continuously brought global attention to speed according to the group should meet the concern of all persons and be precautionary at all levels.
The Independent Council of Patriots chaired by Amb. Rufus Neufville has been calling on top government officials especially lawmakers to divert their medical incentives as “prescribed in the national budget law” to the fight against COVID-19 which is taking thousands of lives across the world.
Ambassador Neufville said lawmakers should now try to relook at the national budget and divert lawmakers medical benefit to attack the situation.
Since the announcement of two confirmed cases for the virus in Liberia, the ICOP is so far the first local advocate council to initiate donations at various places.
The donation at the JFK Health Center , according to its chairmen Amb. Rufus Neufville is the start of their move to making Liberia responsive of the virus unlike the Ebola virus that exposed the week health system the country had.
The ICOP wants early preparation before is too late.
“It doesn’t matter what u can afford, have or donate, let’s all start to do something so that this global disease can’t make our country bitter for us ” Amb. Neufville noted.
He at the same time called on Authorities and staffs of JFK Hospital to continue their professional medical service to the Liberian populace as it has always been.
The Independent Council of Patriots Chairman added that such situation will need more medical practitioners proactiveness in curtailing the coronavirus (COViD-19).
Meanwhile, the authorities at the hospital have assured their continued commitment in providing the needed services for the country.
According to the them, though the hospital is cognoscente of the virus but is currently caring out its normal duties and called on the citizenry to visit the health Center for medical treatment.