Christ Evangelical Fellowship Ministry of Liberia (CEFML) in partnership with friends in the United States (USA) and Canada has constructed and dedicated a nine bedroom clinic for residents of Kpanyah Town located in Fendell, lower Montserado County.
The clinic is the first of its kind to be built by a church in that community and will cater to at least 10,000 inhabitants. The clinic’s construction is estimated at US$87,250.
The clinic comprises of a doctor’s office, laboratory, pharmacy, two observation rooms, delivery room, storage, waiting room and two bathrooms. The church also constructed a water tower, hand pump and a palaver hut in the vicinity.
Bishop James N. Cuffee, General Overseer of the CEFML, said the decision by the church to construct a clinic in the community will bring relief to the residents who have not benefited from any health services. There are thirty two villages in Kpanyah Town.
Bishop Cuffee indicated that the initiative was geared towards buttressing government efforts in providing better health care delivery to its citizens.
He told this newspaper that residents of Kpanyah Town find it difficult to access healthcare services, lamenting that some of them even have died while in the process of seeking medical attention.
Bishop Cuffee used the occasion to call on the residents of the area to maintain the facility and show ownership of it.
Performing the dedicatory ceremony on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoH), Mr. Jusu Watson, Clinical Supervisor for the Montserrado County Health Team, praised the church for the initiative and assured that the MoH will support its operations.
Speaking on behalf of the residents of the community, Lorma Governor James M. Kesselly thanked the church for its farsightedness in constructing the clinic.
Mr. Kesselly noted that the clinic will go a long way to bring relief to the people who usually would walk long distances to reach a health facility.
He disclosed that for the past 10 years they have been constructing a 3-bedroom clinic on their own without success.
He used the occasion to appeal to other institutions and philanthropists to emulate the good example of the church by undertaking other projects that would address the development needs of the people in the area.