The Margibi County Legislative Caucus has donated 250 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the County Ebola Taskforce, valued at over US$11,000.
Presenting the donated materials, the county caucus Chairman, James Emmanuel Nuquay, said the gesture is intended to help augment the ongoing fight against the Epidemic.
The distribution of the items had been earlier announced but there was some delay in the process of arrival, due to what he termed as the lack of direct transport of the materials to Liberia. The materials were procured from the United States of America.
He said the materials would be a help to health workers and the people of Margibi.
Even though the supply of the PPEs would appear to be low considering the needs for more and for other medical equipment and drugs, Mr. Nuquay gave assurance that the caucus is lobbying with relevant actors both in government and elsewhere to provide more medical equipment and drugs to the county health system.
The donation was made recently in the conference hall of the Margibi County Superintendent, during a regular county taskforce meeting in Kakata.
Receiving the donated items, the county task force head, Supt. John Buway, lauded the gesture and assured the caucus that material given would be used for purpose intended.
According to Supt. Buway, the materials will be handed over to the county health team.
Mr. Buway said the construction of Ebola Treatment Center was ongoing and that Save the Children is initiating the construction exercise. He expected the work to be completed in the next one to two weeks.
The construction of the treatment center is being carried out around the county’s 20 bed room guest house in the Gbofella community in Kakata. The 20 bed room guest house will also be used to host medical personnel that will be catering to the center.
Commenting on the management of the center, Supt. Buway told the county caucus that the county needs financial and material support to enure that health workers and other technicians who will be assigned to the center are adequately catered for.
Supt. Buway advanced that the government only referral hospital, C.H. Rennie, cannot operate without the Ebola Treatment Center. For this reason, the hospital is not providing the needed medical services to citizens in the county.
Speaking further, the co-chair of the Margibi County Incident Management Team, Joseph Korhene, expressed his sincere gratitude to the county legislative caucus for the donations and assured them that the materials would be properly used for the intended purpose.