As the fight against the COVID-19 crisis continues in Liberia more Civil Society Groups in the Country are buttressing government efforts in order to contain the further spread of the virus.
Well the latest body is the Independent Council of Patriots (ICOP) who on Monday April 27, 2020 as part of its contribution to the fight against COVID-19 donated 50,000 Liberian Dollars to the Redemption Hospital in the Borough OF New Kru Town.
Wearing masks and observing social distancing, Ambassador Rufus Neufville head of the ICOP presenting the cash to the Hospitals’ management commended the fore soldiers (Health Workers) for their sacrifices to the Country during this crucial health crisis.
He said though the money may not be as enough as possible but the recognition is even more important.
“You’re doing well and should be assisted”, He noted.
Amb. Neufville historicized that the Redemption Hospital during the Ebola crisis played a key role in the fight and is certain they can do the same though the Hospital is yet to confirm any COVID-19 case.
The ICOP boss wants more support especially direct ones to be given to health care workers who are directly involved in the crisis.
Health workers should be the heroes and heroins in the fight not politicians as such all necessary equipment needed for them to work with should bee provided to them, he stressed.
The former Montserrado County Lawmaker has at the same time urged duty bearers to at this crucial time put the interest of the ordinary people first and not their individual selfish quest.
Moreover, he is calling on all health workers to remain save and continue their good and professional work for the Country at large.
“The effort even to have a triage here though no confirmed COVID-19 case has been reported at Redemption is also laudable, Amb. Neufvile intoned.
In response the chief medical director of the Redemption Hospital Willimetta Gibson thanked the ICOP for what she considered as a timely and meaningful gesture.
She promised that the money will be used for the intended purpose.
She told reporters that they are working 24 hours around the clock and are treating people from in the Borough of New Kru Town and surrounding Communities as well as other near-by Counties and have put in place all preventive measures to battle the COVID-19.
Currently we have an isolation unit at our health facility just in case of any confirmed case and have also an effective triage, she noted.
Though she commended the government for its support to them but noted that more still needs to b done.
The donation of the 50.000ld to the Redemption Hospital by the ICOP is the second of its kind to a big health care facility in Liberia since the outbreak of the disease.
It can be recalled that the Civil Society group through its boss Amb. Neufville donated to the JFK medical center and has promised to extend said gesture across Montserrado County mainly to the Phebe Hospital in Bong County and other Counties in Liberia.
Mr. Neufville, reiterates calls for all Liberians and residents in the Country to follow all health preventive measures in order to avoid the further spread of the virus.