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Ex-Bong Official Calls For More Support To C.B. Dunbar Hospital
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Ex-Bong Official Calls For More Support To C.B. Dunbar Hospital
By Philip T. Singbah, LINA Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, June 14 (LINA) – Former Bong County Comptroller Emmanuel Dabolo is calling on lawmakers of the county to seek more budgetary support for the C.B Dunbar Maternity Hospital in Gbarnga, Bong County.

Mr. Dabolo said an increment in the hospital's budget to at least US$1 million will help to enhance service delivery at the facility.

He explained that C.B Dunbar was facing serious financial constraints, and as such the government must see reason to raise the necessary funding for the upkeep of the hospital by increasing its allotment in the 2016/2017 National Budget.

Dabolo told LINA in Gbarnga Tuesday that while it is true that the hospital was serving the region, it was important for lawmakers of Bong County to take the lead in raising money in the National Budget and from partners to fully support the facility in the fight against maternal mortality.

The former Bong official’s call comes few days after the hospital temporally closed its doors to the public due to lack of adequate electricity, a situation, he claimed, was not only embarrassing but also a setback to the fight against maternal mortality.

Recently, the administration of the hospital appealed to government to increase financial support to the institution in order to meet its operational cost.

Situated in Gbarnga, the Charles Burgess Dunbar Maternity Hospital is the first government obstetric hospital in rural Liberia with a catchment community of over 60,000 people benefiting from its services.

It also caters to patients with maternal complications from bordering towns and villages in the Republic of Guinea.

The 50 bed-room hospital was renovated in 2010 by the government and co-funded by the McCall MacBain Foundation through a grant from the French Medical charity, Médecins du Monde which was in charge of the supervision of the work until 2013, when it officially turned over the facility to the Ministry of Health with the sole objective to reduce maternal mortality in the country.
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