Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Health, Grand Kru County Senator Peter Coleman
Senator Coleman Wants Health Ministry Retain Donated Vehicles
By Calvin Brooks, LINA
MONROVIA, November 4 (LINA) - The Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Health, Grand Kru County Senator Peter Coleman has suggested that vehicles and other equipment donated to the Health Ministry by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) be retained by the ministry.
Senator Coleman observed that donated vehicles were intended to facilitate the movement of health workers and supplies to enhance the health system, noting that without vehicles it would be difficult to have an effective healthcare delivery system.
He lamented that these vehicles have been taken from the Health Ministry and assigned to other government ministries and agencies, noting that this will undermine the resilient health system that the country is striving to build.
Senator Coleman, a medical doctor, made the statement Wednesday at the launching ceremony of the Maternal and Child Survival Program held at a local hotel in Monrovia.
He stressed that Liberia cannot build a resilient health system when the needed equipment and logistics directed to the sector are diverted to other sectors of government, and wants this urgently addressed.
Senator Coleman emphasized that it is wrong for vehicles intended for mobility of health workers and movement of supplies to be diverted to other sectors, adding that the Ebola outbreak in Liberia broke down the sector because of lack of