SLPP NA Donates Medical Equipment and Supplies to Kenema Government Hospital
The Sierra Leone People’s Party, North America branch, has gathered several tons of medical equipment and supplies, some of which sat unused at the Methodist Child Medical Center in Dallas, and has shipped them to the newly renovated ward in the Kenema Government hospital in Sierra Leone. (Photo: Dr Tejan and Boss Fallay inspecting one of the beds)
Dr. Joseph Tejan, a patriotic Sierra Leonean, who works at Methodist Child Medical Center as an Orthopedic Surgeon, decided to join force with the SLPP North America chapter to donate the equipment and supplies knowing full well that the facility in Kenema is woefully under-equipped.
On Thursday, October 21st, he and a strong team of SLPP North America big guns including Augustine Fallay, the Chairman, loaded the containers and shipped out medical equipment and supplies worth roughly $250.000.00 a sum that is equal to or more than the worth of Kenema Government hospital yearly budget. Equipment and supplies range from beds, stretchers, examination tables, Televisions, furniture, orthopedic equipment to other medical supplies.
This donation has also provided Methodist Child Medical center a guide for doing more with its used and surplus equipment than simply storing it in a warehouse or trying to sell it. The SLPP NA branch disclosed their determination to continue serving the people of Sierra Leone.
In a telephone conversation this morning, the National Organizing Secretary, Mr. Solomon Hindowa Sengbeh Pieh, spoke extensively about their initiative and future plans for medical equipment and supplies in Sierra Leone. “What we did today as a party branch in North America became clear that we could combine individual efforts into one and really make a significant difference.”
Given the current dreadful health conditions in Sierra Leone especially in the countryside, support from the SLPP N/A branch will unquestionably make an enormous difference to the people using these facilities. The donated hospital beds will help to ensure that expectant women have individual beds, the wheelchairs will guarantee that the disabled can be appropriately cared for, while simple items like new sheets, examination tables and Televisions will make a huge difference to sanitation and comfort for in-patients.
By Christian Foday Sesay, Texas Correspondent
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