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St. Timothy Needs Safe Water, Ambulance
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St. Timothy Needs Safe Water, Ambulance

By Ignatius Roberts

 

ROBERTSPORT, Jan 12 (LINA) -Saint Timothy Government Hospital in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, is in dire need of pipe-borne water and an ambulance to provide efficient and better service to the people of the county, a hospital official has said.

Dr. Sekou Sitan Keita said due to the lack of pipe borne water, patients are compelled to drink water from nearby creeks.

He said it is regrettable that the hospital has been without safe drinking water for more than two years, noting that this promotes illnesses such as running stomach and typhoid fever, among others.

Dr. Keita told the Liberia News Agency in Robertsport that government needed to tackle the safe water shortage by building reservoirs at the hospital or trucking water to its premises.

On the issue of the ambulance, Dr. Keita said the lack of an ambulance is posing a major challenge to the health care delivery system in the county.

He said patients in critical condition cannot be transferred from smaller health facilities in the county to St. Timothy or from the hospital to referral hospitals in the Liberian capital, Monrovia.

Dr. Keita also told LINA that besides the ambulance, the hospital does not have a utility vehicle to run errands for the institution, while electricity supply continues to be a major challenge for the hospital’s administration.

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