Associate professor Sydney C. Butt said while at the JFK, she was able to perform reconstruction surgeries on many people, but stressed the need for more assistance to the hospital.
Dr. Butt indicated that most of the cases she dealt with can easily be done by Liberian doctors especially on the pediatric wall, but they are unable due to lack of instruments to conduct some of the surgeries.
Speaking to reporters at the JFK, a Liberian medical Doctor residing in the United States, Dr. Philppe E. Gadegbeku said medical condition at the government’s referral hospital needs attention in order to enhance its capacity to save more lives.
Dr. Gadegbeku observed that JFK can regain its status if more assistance is given to the administration to manage the affairs of the medical institution.
The man who brought the two Doctors to Liberia, Dr. James A. Sirleaf said he has been providing free services at the JFK despite the condition, and he intends to do more in the future.
He said his services at the JFK are based on love and care for his country. He promised to continue to bring in more doctors to help many Liberians who are suffering from complicated cases.
Dr. Sirleaf said most of the complicated problems can be solved by Liberian doctors but the lack of needed medical instruments is a contributing factor to many surgical problem being unattended to.
Meanwhile, Dr. Sirleaf who is the son of President Sirleaf dispelled rumors that he is living in South Africa, and said despite the lies he will continue to provide free services to the hospital.
He said he does not have a clinic or a hospital in South Africa, and he has never been in that country as claim by many people in Liberia.