The three hospitals that benefited from the gesture include: the Phebe Hospital, Telewoyan Hospital and the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Regional Referral Hospital in Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties respectively.
Speaking during the presentation, VP Boakai lauded NUMELEC for its kind gesture adding that while it is good for the need of visiting patients to be protected, the nurses and doctors themselves need to be protected from diseases as well.
“We feel the doctors, the nurses and even the facilities need to be protected and not only the patients and this is why these materials are very significant”, said VP Boakai.
The Liberian’s VP President noted that these are hospitals that were in dire need of such donation.
Mr. Francois Wahl, a top executive of the company (NUMELEC), said the donation was done on a formal request by VP Boakai to the company when he visited Geneva, Switzerland sometime last year.
According to him, the donated materials are good for Liberia, which is still in the process of recovering from the Ebola Virus disease (EVD) that claimed several lives.
Mr. Wahl added that it was significant to maintain the growing population of the country.
Health Minister Dr. Bernice Dahn joined VP Boakai in thanking NUMELEC for what she described as a timely gesture.
“During the outbreak of the Ebola, we closed several hospitals because they lacked disinfectants and so we consider such a donation as very significant for our people,” Minister Dahn lauded NUMELEC.
In another development, the Ministry of Health boss said that discussions are ongoing between Liberia’s health authority headed by her and NUMELEC for the renovation and expansion of one of the public facilities in the country.
She however did not mention the name of a particular facility that will be renovated and expanded by NUMELEC.