… Donates Huge Medical Consignment To Health Ministry
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that in a bid to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, Liberia’s cellular giant Orange-Liberia recently donated a huge assortment of medical consignments and other accessories to the.
The donated items which were made available by Orange Liberia in association with the Orange Foundation, value approximately 60,000 euros.
The items which include hand gloves, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), face shield, and nose masks, coupled with some essential medical supplies were presented on Monday, September 28, 2020, at the Health Ministry.
According to a MOH press release, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, received the donated items on behalf of the government and her Ministry, stating that the donation will help boost the country’s fight against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic. “These donations came at the appropriate time when we are in the middle of the fight,” Minister Dr. Jallah said, adding, “As we are into the COVID-19 major fight, these materials will help in the combat against the deadly virus. These supplies will also be used during the treatment of other diseases, even if COVID is eradicated from the country.”,
Dr. Jallah used the occasion to thank Orange-Liberia for its continuous commitment to reaching out to the Ministry in these critical times.
“On behalf our President Dr. George Manneh Weah, who is leading this COVID-19 fight—because of his leadership we are here today—and the entire IMS team: the NPHIL, Ministry of Health, and all of the health care workers around the country that has been participating in the fight against COVID-19, we want to say big thanks to Orange-Liberia for theses donation. We are going to follow up, to ensure that it reaches the beneficiaries”, she added.
Presenting the donated items to the Ministry, Orange-Liberia’s Director of CSP and Internet Communication, Sara Elizabeth Buchanan, said since the outbreak of the pandemic, the Mobile Company stepped up to respond to the fight against the deadly virus in the country, naming the 14 Military Hospital and other medical facilities across the country as beneficiaries to the GSM company’s goodwill.
“You know this is not the first time that Orange Liberia has come with such donation,” she noted, narrating that “when the 14 Military Hospital was first set up, we were one of the first to show our partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Republic of Liberia – telling the country that we are here for the Liberian people and we are here to help with what our people need; in that time and in this time.”
Earlier, Deputy Health Minister for Administration, Norwu Howard, disclosed that the supplies will prevent health-care workers from contracting infectious and other diseases.