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Mendekoma Health Workers, Citizens Crave For Safe Water
By Korboi K. Gbelewala, LINA Lofa County Correspondent
VOINJAMA, June 1(LINA) - Citizens and health workers of Mendekoma in Foya District, Lofa County are in dire need of safe drinking water as their key sources of water are nearby creeks.
Making the disclosure recently at programs marking a three-day official visit to Lofa County by Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Kateh, Mendekoma Chief Health Officer (CHO), Dr. Josephus Bolongie, said if the lack of safe drinking water and hand pumps isnot addressed quickly, there could be an outbreak of diseases.
Dr. Bolongie said the lack of safe drinking water in the district is one of the major challenges faced by the County Health Team (CHT) and several other medical institutions in the county.
The CHO called on the government through its relevant agency to intervene speedily to rescue the people of Mendekoma.
He also noted that the lack of adequate logistics such as vehicles at health centers is making it difficult for health workers to adequately cater to the needs of patients in the county.
In response, Dr. Kateh lauded Dr. Bolongie and his team for the service they are rendering the people of Lofa and promised to take their plight to the relevant authorities for a speedy redress.