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Fuamah residents lack access to medical services

Joseph Sayon/Benjamin S. Taingay
Bong Mine Hospital in Fuamah District, Lower Bong County
Bong Mine Hospital in Fuamah District, Lower Bong County

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Reports say more than forty thousand people in Fuama District, Bong County lack access to essential medical services at the Bong Mines Hospital.

According to the reports, the situation is due to lack of adequate financial support to the hospital.

The hospital is the only referral medical facility in Fuamah District in Lower Bong County.

Making the disclosure recently, Fuamah District Health Officer, Francis Kollie, the situation has rendered the hospital incapable of offering proper medical services to the over forty thousand residents of the district.

Mr. Kollie feared that the hospital could close down, if nothing is done to address the challenges confronting the health facility.

He said the departure of China Union from the hospital has now put the operation of the facility at a cross-road, as there is no allotment in the 2016/2017 budget for its operation.

It can be recalled in June, 2016, China Union turned over the Bong Mine hospital to the Liberian Government due to the global drop in the price of iron ore.

The referral medical facility was one of the company’s corporate Social Responsibility to the people of Fuamah District.



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