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To strengthen Sierra Leone healthcare system

To strengthen Sierra Leone healthcare system

Usu Boie attracts healthcare support from UK

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alhaji Usman Boie Kamara (in photo) never rested on the bed of roses when he was on medical leave in London.

His bitter experience of Sierra Leone having a decimated healthcare system spurred him into action with remarkable results.

In an exclusive interview with Alhaji Usman Boie Kamara on his return from London last week after more than one year on medical leave, he lamented that the poor medical facilities in Sierra Leone is the major reason for people going out of the country to seek medical attention abroad.

He disclosed that while he was in London on medical leave, he made tremendous effort to meet with authorities of several reputable medical institutions and organizations in the United Kingdom to help improve the weak healthcare system in Sierra Leone.

Alhaji Usman Boie Kamara disclosed that his effort in London yielded much dividend for the country and that he has already discussed the outcome of effort with Government officials through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation.

The Minister also disclosed that Government has secured some acres of land in the Western Area through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, adding that when medical experts from the medical institutions and organizations that have consented to aid the country’s healthcare system arrive in Sierra Leone, the Government will through the Health Ministry offer the land to them for the construction of more medical infrastructures.

According to him, he would not want to take the lead in the health issue he has facilitated in London but he did for the good of the country and its people most of who could not afford the resources to go for medical treatment abroad when referred.

“That is the area of the Health Ministry and we as Government officials will just be doing a follow-up to ensure that our healthcare system is improved,” Alhaji Usman Boie Kamara said.

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