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Tellewoyan Hospital gets over US$200,000 worth of drugs

By Mulbah Kessellie
Medical prationers at the Tellewoyan Memorial Hospital in Lofa County.
Medical prationers at the Tellewoyan Memorial Hospital in Lofa County.

( US$200,000  worth of assortment of drugs has been turned over to authorities of the Tellewoyan Memorial Hospital in Lofa County.

The Administrator of the Tellewoyan Hospital, Losene Faiworne, said: “The drugs were purchased from government’s allotment to the hospital in the 2012/2013 Budget.

“The process leading to the availability of the money was made possible through the efforts of the Lofa County Legislative Caucus with the aim of  providing basic drugs to the only government’s referral hospital in the area. “Mr. Faiworne said.

According to him, the package also contained a mini transport bus, fuel oil and lubricants to ease the transportation problem at the hospital.

During the turning over ceremony, Mr. Faiworne lauded the Lofa County Legislative Caucus for the initiative and called for more support to the hospital to meet the health needs of the people.

“The provision of the drugs was timely and has brought great relief to Lofa citizens and other patients from neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone respectively.” He added.

Meanwhile, the Medical Director of the Tellewoyan Memorial Hospital, Duryea Kabbah, has disclosed that ninety-five percent of the construction of staff quarter is nearing completion.

Speaking to recently in Voinjama, Dr. Kabbah said:” The initiative is intended to provide shelter for doctors and health practitioners that would be assigned at the hospital.”

Director Kabbah said:” The hospital has three acres of land that will be utilized for accommodation purpose for staffers of the hospital.”

According to him, the cost of the project is put at over one hundred thousand United States Dollars.

The Tellewoyan Memorial Hospital currently hosts more than 30 health workers.


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