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Risk Benefit Package For Health Workers Underway - LMDC
By Prince Nagbe
MONROVIA, August 18 (LINA) - The President of the Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMDC), Dr. George Mulbah, has disclosed that government is working with international partners to provide risk management package to health workers across the country.
Dr. Mulbah said the package is intended to encourage health workers to return to work, as government has begun gradually reopening hospitals and health centers in the country.
He made the disclosure via telephone on United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) Radio's Coffee Break program on Monday.
The LMDC official said the risk management package will also include medical insurance as a way of encouraging health workers to feel secure on the job, adding, “health workers are the front liners in this national fight and are exposed to very serious risks.”
According to Dr. Mulbah, as some of the major hospitals such as the John F. Kennedy and Redemption have begun operation, the Ministry of Health and the National Taskforce will continue to distribute personal protective gears to health workers at those facilities.
He said though the government is in the fight to contain Ebola, its decision to reopen hospitals is also geared towards addressing other curable diseases and health-related emergencies such as child birth labor and other complications.
Meanwhile, according to Mulbah, patients at treatment centers across the country are well fed and taken care of by trained medical practitioners from LMDC, adding “they have meals three times a day and their meals are well prepared.”
He said though they are being fed, family members wishing to carry food to their relatives at treatment centers are free to do so by following the visiting schedule of the centers.