The Regional Governor of Lion International Diamilatou Sideri Akaangw on Tuesday started what the Lions and Lioness in Liberia referred to as an official visit to its supported institutions.
Accordingly, Governor Akaangw visited James N. Davis, Jr., Hospital in Paynesville outside Monrovia.
Mrs. Akaangw, according to the Liberian leadership of Lions and Lioness, is the District Governor for District 403 A-2, comprising of Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
At a brief welcoming ceremony at the hospital, Medical Director Yatta Sackie Wapoe, reminded her guest that during the height of the crisis in Liberia, the hospital had limited resources to combat the deadly virus Ebola.
Dr. Wapoe added that as a result of the international charity’s contributions in critically needed medical supplies, services at the overwhelmed hospital during the crisis were handled with greater care and success stories were achieved.
“We must acknowledge that your gifts, especially the beds and other essential items made significant impact on the lives of our patients, staff and general workforce,” Dr. Wapoe asserted.
Dr. Wapoe also intimated that the generous assistance provided during the difficult period of the Ebola fight in Liberia came at a time when medical supplies and other materials were greatly needed at the hospital.
On the status of the JND Hospital, Dr. Wapoe indicated that it is a secondary medical institution under the auspices of the Ministry of Health.
In remarks, some senior staff of the hospital told the visiting Lion Governor that when it was learned that the JND Hospital was earmarked for the charity’s assistance, it was a sigh of relief and blessing.
“We want to thank God first and second to the Lion Club for such generous and timely assistance to us and the greater Liberian society,” the staff asserted.
During the tour of the JND Hospital and the various wards, Governor Akaanghw was seen beaming with smiles as she intermittently posed questions to the medical director and staff on the overall operations of the hospital.
Earlier, officials of Lion International Liberia disclosed that when the Liberian government was asked which medical facilities needed assistance, the JND and government hospitals in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County were mentioned.
Accompanying Governor Akaanghw was Region Chairperson David Owusu Anokye of District 3-H, comprising of Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone and playing host to four zones and 19 clubs.