Ganta United Methodist Hospital (GUMH)
GUMH Turns Over Two Facilities For ETCs
By Wellington Patrick, LINA Nimba County Correspondent
SANNIQUELLIE, September 16 (LINA) -The Ganta United Methodist Hospital (GUMH) has offered two of its major facilities to the Nimba County Task Ebola ask Force to be used as Ebola Treatment Centers.
GUMH Board Chairman, Dr. David Kailain, said the decision to turn its Eye Clinic and Fistula Unit to the Ebola Task Force reflects a strategy by the Liberia Annual Conference of the Methodist Mission to wage war on the Ebola Virus.
The facility was renovated by iron ore miner Arcelor Mittal Liberia as a quick impact project to aid the Task Force in combating the Ebola virus.
The Superintendent for Local Governmental Affairs at the Arcelor Mittal Operation in Yekepa, Ambrose Gbormie, put the cost of renovation by the company at US$42,000.
Speaking at the turning over ceremony, Gbormie said the steel giant expended extra funds in order to convert the Eye Clinic into an Ebola Treatment Center.
The General Manager and Chief Technical Officer of the Company, Mr. Prayaga Prasad, who presented the keys to the centers to the Chairman of the County Task Force, assured his company’s readiness to join the Liberian Government in fighting the deadly virus.
Prasad said while it is true that many companies have parked off and departed the country, Arcelor Mittal has no plan to shut down its operations in Liberia.
Receiving the keys to the centers, the Superintendent of Nimba and Chairman of the Task Force, Fong Zuagele extended thanked the managements of GUMH and Arcelor Mittal and other government partners for their assistance in the war to expel Ebola from the county.
The official turning over ceremony of the facility was held at the Ganta Methodist Compound on Monday, and attended by representatives of the World Health Organization, United Nations, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and partners.