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Margibi Upgraded Health Facilities In 2013

By Richard Baysah

KAKATA, Jan 17 (LINA) – Margibi County Health Officer Dr. Hawa Moore-Kromah says upgrading health infrastructure counts as a key achievement in 2013, despite numerous challenges facing the health sector in the county.

Dr. Kromah named the extension of the in-patient facility, the operation theater and an emergency room at the C.H Rennie Hospital in Kakata.

She said during 2013 the Drug Depot at the hospital was constructed with funding from the Margibi County Health Team and Save the Children Liberia.

Other projects were the construction of seven hand pumps, completion of the Velley Town Maternal Waiting Home by the Government, construction of four community latrines and four bucket wells by Oxfam, Great Britain.

Dr. Kromah said major renovation work was carried out on the Peter Town Clinic, Kakata Health Center, Dolo Town Health Center, Cotton Tree Health Center, the extension of the Mother-to-Child Health (MCH) unit at the Worhn Clinic and construction of the Tucker-ta Clinic by Save the Children Liberia.

A summary report of achievements in health activities in Margibi County for 2013 however indicates that there were some delays in the provision of medical supplies from the Central Supply Chain Unit of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

She said the Margibi County Health Team in the implementation of Essential Health Services (EPHS) at primary and secondary levels, emphasized maternal and child health services.

These, she said, include provision of access to skilled facility-based delivery services, administering of appropriate malaria prophylaxis and treatment of pregnant women, maternal and infant nutrition and family planning services.

Meanwhile, Dr. Kromah is calling for increased budgetary allotment and provision of vehicles, drugs and medical supplies to ensure a more effective health care delivery to the people of Margibi County.

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