The Charles Burgess Dunbar Maternity Hospital in Gbarnga, Bong County has received an assortment of medical supplies from a citizen of the county based in the United States, Mr. Dennis Garsenii.
Turning over the medical materials to hospital administrators, an aide to Mr. Garsenii, Lawrence Barbu, said the donation was his way of identifying with the hospital as it strives to provide health services to the county.
Mr. Barbu told the hospital administrators that Mr. Garsenii is grateful for the level of services the only maternal hospital in central Liberia is providing to the people of the region, despite many economic constraints.
According to Barbu, materials donated include personal protective equipment (PPE), blood collection tubes, oxygen tanks and tubes, syringes, needles, masks, gloves and wipes, and bed pans, among others.
He said since 2004, Mr. Garsenii has been providing medical and financial assistance to healthcare facilities across the county, including his native district, Kokoyah.
He indicated that during the Ebola crisis Mr. Garsenii identified with hospitals in the county through the provision of medical equipment; and recently, he delivered a little over thirty thousand United States dollars (US$30,000) worth of drugs and equipment to the county.
Mr. Barbu said additional medical supplies are expected in the country for the hospital.
Receiving the materials, administrator Jonah Togbah extolled Mr. Garsenii for the gesture and said the materials came at a time when the hospital is in need of assistance, and used the occasion to appeal to well-meaning citizens and people of goodwill to assist the hospital.
He said the donation will go a long way in the history of the hospital as the institution does not have the money to procure some of the sophisticated equipment donated alongside the drugs.
The C.B. Dunbar Maternity Hospital, formerly C.B. Dunbar Hospital, was reconstructed by the Government of Liberia in 2009 to reduce the caseload on Phebe Hospital, the only referral hospital in the county.