By State House Communications Unit :
Life for Relief and Development has handed over two forty feet containers worth of medical equipment and supplies to His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma who in turn handed over the said supplies to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation.
President Koroma described the donation as timely and significant as government is anxious to improve the health sector in the country. He said Sierra Leone is still lagging behind in comparison to other countries, and therefore noted that there is still a lot to be done in transforming the sector.
There is great enthusiasm to further equip our hospitals and improve the capacity of medical personnel. There is every indication that we would need more of this kind of intervention, particularly from an indigene, President Koroma said, and commended both the Country Director of Life for Relief and Development, Mr. Mohamed Lamin Fofana and the Minister of Information and Communications, Hon. Alhaji Alpha Sahid Kanu for coordinating and facilitating the donation.
The president called on Sierra Leoneans to emulate the good example of Mr. Fofana as governance is not always about criticism but what citizens can do to help develop the country. He assured Life for Relief and Development of government’s support of their activities in the country.
By way of closing remarks, Minister of Health and Sanitation, Miatta Kargbo said her ministry is one of the key priorities of government’s Agenda for Prosperity. She thanked the organization through its Country Director for the donation and promised that the equipment will be utilized to reduce costs, save time, minimize errors, and improve output in hospitals.
Life for Relief and Development is a nonprofit organization deeply rooted in the belief that saving lives should be a priority of all mankind. According to the Country Director, Mohamed Lamin Fofana, the organization is dedicated to alleviating human suffering regardless of race, colour, religion, or cultural background. “Life works to provide assistance to people across the globe by offering humanitarian services such as health care and education, as well as catering to casualties of social and economic turmoil, victims of hunger, national disasters, war, and other catastrophes.”
Included in the donation are lab stool chairs, massage tables, examination tables and couches, medication storage carts, digital blood pressure gauge, pallets of mixed medical supplies, pallet of isolation gowns, manual adult stand up scale, adult PET carts and other tools needed to ensure effective service delivery.