As many more Ebola afflicted patients are now being discharged from the Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) across the country, the management of the National Social Security Corporation (NASSCORP) yesterday made a huge donation to several ETU centers in and around Monrovia.
Last weekend’s donation was part of the Corporation’s social responsibility to identify with institutions that are engaged in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).
The NASSCORP management donated several bags of rice and other assorted items to the managements of the various ETUs in and around Monrovia, including the ELWA-ll and the one near the Island Clinic.
NASSCORP’s Public Affairs Coordinator, David Q. Beekeh, who presented the first consignment of the items to the management of ELWA-ll treatment center, said those materials were part of the entity’s board of directors and management way of identifying with people that are being afflicted by the EVD as well as medical practitioners who are catering to them at the various ETUs.
The donation by the NASSCORP coincided with this year’s Thanksgiving ceremony. The Corporation thought the gesture was in line with one of her slogans, “Social Security Touches the Life of Everyone.”
“Consignments presented during this Thanksgiving Day are part of what the Corporation started doing already since the outbreak commenced, thus signifying to our many customers and Liberians in general that our our determination to touch the lives of those afflicted by this devastating situation,” Mr. Beekeh declared.
He presented the consignment to the manager of ELWA-ll ETU, Nathaniel K. DeVillie.
The items are intended for the sick, so that they may eat and get well. He promised that the Corporation would bring more other items whenever the need arises.
The NASSCORP management yesterday made similar donations to ETU authorities at the Island Clinic on Bushrod Island.
Items presented included nutrient-rich cartoons of biscuits, several 25 kg bags of rice, packages of canned food, juices and sacks of mineral water, etc.
ELWA Devillie’s expressed gratitude to NASSCORP on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH/SW) and the management of ELWA-ll for the gesture.
According to him, the items represent some of the essential materials the ETU managements needed to administer to the patients to fast-track their recovery processes, especially the water to replace lost fluids.
Mr. Devillie has meanwhile disclosed that as of last Wednesday, November 5, the center had discharged 19 patients, among them, women and children, as well as the elderly males.
“The Ebola situation was getting better. This means we are getting better by reducing Ebola cases. He welcomed this development, he said, because doctors and nurses themselves were all getting afraid, in the midst of the stigmas from the outside,” Mr. Devillie asserted as he beamed a smile.