President George Weah Visits 14th Military Hospital project Site


President George Weah over the weekend assessed on going 14th Military Hospital project site at the Camp Schflin Military Barrack on the Roberts Field High Way.

The exercise which begins months ago is said to be on going well as the President has so far expressed satisfaction about the progress made thus far.

At some areas the project is at widow level while the other component is at the casting levels including the mounting of steel rows respectively.

The hospital once completed will provide medical services not only for military officers and families but also for those in the surrounding communities and Liberians in general.
Over the period, Poor infrastructure in the health sector has been one of the challenges facing the sector.
In 2014 the killer Ebola virus exposed the sickness of Liberia’s health system as lack of equipment, professional medical staff and lack of infrastructure have been huge challenges confronting the sector.

President Weah when he officially took over identified some of the challenges in the sector and timely put in place some short and long term measures to help address the situation.

The construction of the 14th Military Hospital and that of the relocation as well as construction work of the new Redemption Hospital in the Township of Caldwell including the recent increase in salaries of some health workers as some of the new interventions by the president for the sector.
Despite the President’s initiative there are still huge unresolved issues that the health sector is experiencing to include the wide disparity gap of doctors to patients,low salaries,poor health facilities across the Country amongst others.
It can be recalled that Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweah admitted to some of the challenges noticed in the sector at the just ended launchedof the Pro Poor Agenda For Prosperity And Development in Ganta City,Nimba County.

Currently more pregnant women are dying while giving birth while at the same time more Children under five are dying from preventable deaths.

However Minister Tweah has assured his people that the Pro Poor Government is working hard to help change the story for the better.