GUMH New Administrator Outlines Development Plan

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The newly inducted administrator of the Ganta United Methodist Hospital (GUMH), Patrick Mantor, has outlined development plans for his first 100-day deliverables.

 Mr. Mantor made the disclosure recently in a Daily Observer exclusive interview shortly after he took office.

 According to him, his first priority will take into consideration the improvement of the sanitary condition of the hospital in its entirety.

 “Looking at the present condition of the hospital’s wards, there is the need to make some interventions by changing some of the window screens, refurbish the floors,  change the bed sheets and even the mattresses,” Mr. Mantor pledged.

With that in mind, Mr. Mantor said he would tackle,  among other things, revamping the entire hospital compound as well as acquiring new insecticides and mosquito nets for each of the patient beds, bed sheets, etc.

“We can swim the services of the hospital by strengthening the personnel to become qualify to provide quality services to our patients,” he said.

 Other areas of his concentration, he said would include upgrading the laboratory, the department of radiological as well as the pharmacy

Mr. Mantor succeeded Victor Taryor, whose tenure expired few months ago.

Prior to his appointment for the post, Mr. Mantor served as an associate administrator under Mr. Taryor from 2012 to December 2014.

 Mantor also worked in the departments of Child Nurse, Cardio Vascular as well as the Oncology Department of the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia in the United State of America for over 22 years.

Before leaving for the USA, he had worked as nurses’ director from 1986 until 1989.

The Ganta United Methodist Hospital is the oldest referral hospital in Nimba County,  built in the mid-30s by an outstanding Methodist missionary doctor, Dr. George Way Harley from Indiana (USA).

 In recent times, the hospital has been faced with numerous challenges,  including shortage of drugs, delay in paying employee wages, which nearly reduced it standard to clinical level because of the lack of funding.

However, during the upsurge of the deadly Ebola Virus, the hospital remained open to the public.

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