The Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) has reopened its health facilities on 107 Lynch Street in Monrovia. The clinic resumed operation last weekend following general renovation and construction of additional screening units.
The refurbished clinic has begun both curative and preventive healthcare services to patients in Monrovia and its immediate environs, LNRCS Public Information Officer Oniel Bestman told the Daily Observer.
The clinic, Bestman said, runs Maternal Newborn Child Health (MNCH) service, including immunization, and outpatients department (OPD), Family Planning, Diagnostic Laboratory and ambulance service.
This comes after nearly four years of closure when the facility was shutdown as a result of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014.
Bestman said the facility can now boast of modern medical equipment.
“We’ve refurbished the building and hired professional health practitioners to meet the needs of patients,” he said.
LNRCS secretary general Madam Sayba Tamba said, “Today we are pleased to officially announce the reopening of our clinic, and so we are here and ready to provide treatment for patients and make referral of critical cases.”
Shortly after resumption of service, 20-year-old Kpannah Nimely was the first patient to be admitted in the department reserved specifically for pregnant women.
“We are happy to reopen to the public. We reassure our patients’ treatment at affordable and timely referrals of critical cases. We are also happy to have a 20-year old woman as our first patient treated in the Obstetric (OB) (pregnancy) ward, because they deserved our full attention,” Mrs. Tamba said.
She expressed management’s profound gratitude to its partners, especially the Ministry of Health (MoH), Montserrado County and District Health Team, the Volunteers, MSF, IFRC, ICRC and business entities that provided materials for the renovation and the construction works as well as those who gave moral support to the project.
The clinic is currently equipped to serve 100 patients daily, to complement efforts by the MoH to meet the medical and healthcare needs of communities in central Monrovia and its environs.