The management of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) on Wednesday, July 15, donated 9,000 gallons of diesel to 12 health facilities in the country as a way of helping to maintain electricity during the critical health emergency.
Making the donation on behalf of the company, LPRC Managing Director, Mrs. Marie Urey Coleman, said it is intended to help in the fight against the deadly COVID-19 virus as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.
She extolled health workers in the country for the many sacrifices they are making in these critical times of Liberia’s health crisis.
Mrs. Coleman said the company is aware of the serious nature of the Coronavirus disease and its implications on the country. Hence, she explained, its decision to support health institutions that are at the forefront of the fight cannot be taken lightly.
Mrs. Coleman further admonished Liberians to observe all COVID-19 Protocols as prescribed by health authorities.
She said the donation is LPRC's way of identifying with Health institutions. “We are all in this fight together, and we must do everything humanly possible to defeat this menace. Refining stands together with the health workers in whatever way we can.”
According to her, since they are not medically equipped as a corporation, LPRC management thought it wise to contribute to the government in the fight with what it has.
Making remarks, Dr. Willimena Gibson, Administrator of the Redemption Hospital, thanked the LPRC Management for the judicious donation, which has brought relief to them in the power problem confronting the hospital.
Also speaking, Mr. Adrian K. Brown, Administrator of the Star Base Treatment Center, commended the Managing Director for her farsightedness in providing these petroleum products for the smooth operation of our various health facilities.
Those health institutions that received the donations were, Star Base Treatment Center, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, ELWA Hospital, St. Joseph Catholic, Redemption Hospital, The 14 Military Hospital, Phebe Hospital (Bong County) Government Hospital (Bomi County), C.H. Rennie Hospital, Government Hospital (Grand Bassa County), Jackson F. Doe Hospital as well as the E&J Hospital in Nimba County.
It can be recalled that in 2014 during the EBOLA epidemic, LPRC was also involved with similar gestures to various Health Centers around the country.