The Presbyterian Church of Liberia, through the Presbyterian Relief Service (PRS), has donated a consignment of medical items and several mattresses to the Phebe Hospital in Suakoko, Bong County.
The donation ceremony was held last Wednesday on the hospital’s compound. A total of 19 different items, including the mattresses, were donated by the church.
Making the donation, the moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Liberia, Rev. Sando E. Townsend, said the initiative is in continuation of the church and its international partners’ contribution to the national effort in combating the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country.
It may be recalled that Presbyterian Church Conference donated some relief items to the ELWA-2 Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) during the heat of the outbreak last year.
According to Rev. Townsend, the items were provided to the church by some goodwill organizations and individuals based in the United States, including primary donor Radwell International.
He named other donors as African Immigrant Action Committee on Ebola (AIACE), Praise Tabernacle, city mayor Jesse L. Tweedle of the City of Pleasantville, New Jersey and city mayor James Sonny McCullough of Egg Harbor Township among others.
“We have come here to donate these medical items and mattresses to you as part of our contribution to the national effort in the fight against Ebola. This donation is done by the church through its relief arm; the Presbyterian Relief Service,” said Rev. Townsend.
The donated items included six boxes of Catheter securement sets, two boxes of carafes and tumbers, Catheter on/off tray, IV start kits, two boxes of surgical masks, two boxes of blood collection, one box of isolation gowns and one box of vaginal speculum, among others.
He then pledged the church’s commitment to contributing its quota to the health and other sectors of the country whenever the need arises.
Receiving the items and mattresses on behalf of the Phebe Hospital, Dr. Kormassa Tenneh, lauded the Presbyterian Church for its kind gesture.
She promised that the items will be used for their intended purposes.
“We are so touched by this donation. On behalf of the hospital, we thank you ever so much for taking your time to come all the way here to identify with us. This shows that you are really concerned about the country’s health sector, especially for us at the Phebe Hospital,” she said.
“Having received these items, we want to promise you that they will be used wisely for the purposes intended.
The PRS is headed by Elder Sametta Togba, executive director, Elder Dr. Benjamin Harris, board chair, and deacon Curtis Gayflor, project officer.