BUCHANAN, GRAND BASSA COUNTY, LIBERIA-President George Weah has ordered the immediate restoration of the operation theater at the Liberia Government Hospital in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.
President Weah also instructed the Superintendent of Grand Bassa County to ensure the reconnection of the water system at the hospital.
The Liberian Leader gave the instruction on Monday, March 7, 2022, when he visited the hospital which was gutted by fire last week.
The fire, according to hospital authorities, destroyed the laundry room, storage facility and kitchen.
President Weah promised that more advanced facilities will be added to the hospital, when it is rebuilt
The Liberian Leader praised the rescue team for helping to quench the fire which, fortunately, did not reach the patients’ ward.
At the same time, President Weah has donated more than one- hundred bags of rice and cartoons of fish to the Hospital.
He said:” The food items are for present and incoming patients to ease the constraint of food.”
The Liberian Leader expressed his empathy with the hospital authorities over the fire disaster and promised the Liberian Government’s continuous care.
Meanwhile, the Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Moses Wehdiegar, thanked the Liberian Government, through the President, for the timely humanitarian intervention.
Dr. Wehdiegar said:” The fire has caused a major setback to the operation room, leaving us to refer patients to the JFK Memorial Hospital in Monrovia.”