MOHS Boosts Cottage With Hospital Materials
Officials from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) had donated various materials to the Cottage Hospital on Fourah Bay Road in Freetown, including trolleys, hospital beds, Refrigerator, pillows, foam mattresses and other useful equipment for the smooth running of the facility.
The occasion, which attracted officials from the health ministry, including the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Mrs. Princess Dugba, Dr. Matthew J. Vandy, Director of Hospital and Ambulance Services, Dr Today Janneh, the Medical Superintendent for Cottage Hospital, Dr. Laurence Sannoh and other distinguished nurses, was held at the said health centre on Wednesday, 20th July, 2022.
Handing over the donated items on behalf of the Minister, the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), Princess Dugba, spoke on the passion of the Minister, Dr. Demby and team towards the transformation of hospitals across the country, “that is the step we have taken to make sure that all hospitals in Western Area are fully equipped” she said.
On behalf of the Government of Sierra Leone, Madam Dugba explained that she was at the occasion to hand over the various items to the management of the health facility in a bid to ensure that the hospital functions properly for the good of the public, adding that the exercise was just the starting point, and promised to institute a robust and regular monitoring mechanism to look at the odds and make necessary correction on the smooth operation of the hospital. Madam Dugba described MOHS as a big family and emphasized on the need to work together and deliver the most desired services that Sierra Leoneans deserve to enjoy.
In his submission, the Medical Superintendent (MS), Dr. Foday Janneh, expressed thanks to the Minister for making sure that the items reach them at the time they are needed most, emphasising that Cottage Hospital is now enjoying the needed attention now than any other time in the history of the health sector.
“We work to make sure we deliver what is expected from us”, he told listeners, and continued that the monitoring capacity, which has been levied on them, was a welcome idea to improve on service delivery, because it would help them to set eyes and pay attention on their duties and utilize the health center’s equipment judiciously as required.
The MS furthered that they would work together with the security team to make sure the items were kept safe and used wisely for their Intended purposes.
Receiving the items, the Matron for the hospital said they were happy to receive the items, and further dilated that those items would help them as nurses to continue to do their work effectively. She thanked the leadership of MOHS for fulfilling the promise to equip the health facility. She expressed thanks to the Minister, the Deputy, Directors and all nurses in the hospital and staff of the Ministry for what she described as a job well done in transforming the appalling health system.
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