The staff association of Ecobank Liberia Limited under the banner “Ecobank Social & Athletic Club or ESAC” on Monday buttressed the efforts of government in combating and containing the spread of Ebola in the country by making donations to hospitals and five media institutions.
The Good Will Hospital and Hope for Women International in Fiamah and Paynesville received the assorted sanitary materials to include soap, Clorox; buckets and powder detergents, among others.
Also five media institutions received diesel fuel and they include Radio Kartoma ten gallons; Radio Voinjama five gallons fuel, Radio Kakata five gallons fuel, Radio Gbarnga five gallons fuel and Super Bongese Radio five gallons fuel.
Presenting the items, ESAC President Trokon R. Jackson flanked by Karine Walker and Mwasnoh Tuan said his organization was gratified to identify with the hospitals during a time of national emergency. According to ESAC Jackson, the two referral centers have done extremely well in recent time to ensuring that lives are saved.
ESAC Jackson explained that despite the current difficulties in terms of hospitals refusing to administer medication, Good Will Hospital and Hope for Women International were embracing the challenges by providing medication to Liberians.
He said the actions by the two hospitals to remained open and administer medication to people has restored hopes of Liberians who are seeking other medication in the midst of Ebola.
Jackson put the cost of the donations at over sixty thousand Liberian dollars. He said the monies were provided by members of ESAC who are within the fifteen counties of Liberia.
He disclosed that plans are also underway for donations to be made to other medical institutions across the country. He called on other referral hospitals to join the fight with national government so that Ebola can be contained and defeated.
For her part, the Medical Director of Hope for Women International Dr. Willimena Jallah lauded ESAC for the gesture, promising that it will be use for the intended purpose. Doctor Jallah said the hospital was in dire need of sanitary materials.
She encouraged ESAC executives to keep a distance from people who are showing signs of constant fever, adding, “Those who are treated for fever and keep experiencing it should remain at their homes and seek medical care.”
For his part, the Proprietor of Good Will Clinic Doctor Edward G. David also lauded ESAC for the donation. He added that the clinic is running its normal medical activities in the wake of Ebola. Dr. David believes that Ebola can be defeated in the soonest possible time. He called on philanthropists to complement the efforts of government so that the country can return to its previous status.