The Ministry of Health (MOH) has received a donation of medical supplies worth US$80,000 from a US-based Organization, ‘Parks Medical Corporation’ (PMC).
The items received include Fujifilm 4400HD Endoscopic Video System, ERBE ICC 200 Electrosurgical Unit, Endoscopic Lavage Flush Pump with Water Bottles & Tubing, Savory Esophageal Dilator, EC530LSZ HD Pediatric Colonoscope, EC530HC HD Adult Colonoscope, EG530WR HD Gastroscope and 19” HD NDS Medical Monitor with Cabling and Keyboard.
Speaking at the handover ceremony on May 24, 2021 at the Ministry in Congo Town, Health Minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, lavished praises on PMC for its overwhelming support and contribution towards the Country’s Health Sector.
“On behalf of the President, George Manneh Weah, and the people of Liberia, first of all; we want to say thanks to Mr. Parks and his foundation for working along with you [Mr. Nmah] to think about Liberia. Thanks to the Liberian Community in Washington for their involvement in getting the supplies to the country,” she said.
Explaining further the importance of the donation, Dr. Jallah said, “To let Liberians know what Mr. Packs and his Foundation has donated to Liberia, they donated Endoscopic video system—so is one of the new technology systems; it is a video system that when you are doing the work, the doctor and his/her medical technicians will be able to see what’s going on in the person’s body.”
Dr Jallah used the occasion to extoll Mr. Gabriel Nmah for using his connection to contribute to the country’s health sector and asked well-meaning Liberians to follow a good example.
The donation which was worth over eighty thousand United States dollars (US$8,000.00) came through the efforts of Hon. Gabriel Nmah, Deputy Director for Administration at the Liberian National Fire Service (LNFS).
At the same time while presenting the assorted medical supplies to the Ministry, Hon. Gabriel Nmah, Sr., narrated that the donation followed his visit to the United States in June of last year.
Displayed of some of the equipment being donated to MOH
During the visit, he met with a philanthropist and businessman, David B. Parks. During his interaction, Mr. Parks promised to help contribute to the country’s health system through his foundation—the PMC.
“When he asked [me] where he could contribute, I named the health sector. But, since I am not a medical practitioner, I immediately contacted Minister Jallah; and they began the conversations”, Mr. Nmah explained. “PMC has actually been donating medical supplies to Senegal, Mexico India, etc.”
Meanwhile, the LNFS’ Deputy Director beseeched the Ministry to list some medical equipment that public hospitals and clinics lack so PMC can make interventions.
The Parks Medical Corporation (PMC) is an institution established in 2001 and has been providing quality healthcare equipment for over twenty years. Mr. David Parks is the President and owner of the Parks Medical Corporation based in Spokane, Washington State, USA.
President Parks is a renowned philanthropist and businessman who has also made similar donations to other countries around the world, including but not limited to, Senegal, Mexico, Mali, and the Philippines.
However other items donated also include, Cygnus Enzymatic Sponges (Bag), Disposable EndoGator Tubing Sets, Dragontail Microfiber Channel Brushes, Single-Use Colon Biopsy Forceps, FB24E-1 Endoscopy Biopsy Forceps, Reusable Endoscopy Water Bottles, Endoscopy Bite Blocks, PMC Hand Held Leak Tester, Polyp Traps.