In an effort to help build a resilient heath sector in slum communities, Montserrado County District # 7 Representative aspirant Alieu Bah has announced that 10 health centers and a disabled home have been earmarked to receive medical supplies.
Mr. Bah said the medical supplies which include furniture, is valued at US$50,000, including shipment.
The Representative hopeful made the disclosure on Friday, March 4, during the unloading of the supplies from a 40-foot container into a warehouse in Tweh Farm, Bushrod Island.
“Basically, with the kind of heart we have for our people to continuously identify with them, when we went to the USA, we were able to lobby with our partners for these medical supplies,” Mr. Bah said.
Mr. Bah said the medical supplies would be distributed soon after they have been sorted, with distribution expected between March 18 and 19.
He said health centers that will benefit include: Star of the Sea Clinic, West Point; Clara Town Clinic; City Lab & Clinic on Benson Street; God’s Will Health Center, Newport Street and the Joan Clinic, PHP Community.
Others are Margarette Clinic,PHP Community; Soinewen Clinic; Medlink Clinic, Randall Street; Malag Clinic, Mechlin Street; Anatah Medical Clinic, Broad Street and the Group of 77 Home for the Disabled,Newport Street.
“I’m happy that the medical supplies are finally here and out of the Freeport of Monrovia,” Mr. Bah stated.
Mr. Bah said the medical supplies are part of his several gestures to the people of Montserrado County District # 7, including the creation of the Montserrado County District # 7 Ebola Task Force, distribution of anti-Ebola materials, and financial aid to students of the United Methodist University.
Meanwhile, Mr. Bah has refused to disclose which party’s ticket he would run on during the 2017 Presidential and General Elections, amid reports that he may likely be on the ticket of the Congress of Democratic Change (CDC).