The Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) has donated a good quantity of assorted maternal materials to the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town for the use of that Hospital’s Maternal Ward.
Making the donation yesterday to the Medical Director of the hospital on behalf of the LSA, Mr. Francis Mensah, said the donation was predicated on a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) report that mothers bringing forth children in Liberia were having problem in getting the materials such as diapers and other maternal materials.
He said the LSA was making available a container of maternal materials which includes diapers, children wears, towers among others for the use of the Redemption Hospital and will soon move on to the C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata to make similar donation.
Mr. Mensah said the LSA is an organization of Liberians living in Sweden who are thinking about their people back home are interested in helping in whatever manner they can.
He lauded the Linkoping University Hospital in Sweden for making most of the donated items and promised that his organization will continue to work with the Redemption Hospital in bringing relief to the down trodden.
Mr. Mensah who gave some of the items assured the hospital administration that the container will soon be in the country but regretted its late arrival due to some logistical problems.
Receiving the items, the Medical Director of the Redemption Hospital Dr. Mohammed Sankoh praised the LSA for the donation and noted that the items were donated because members of the LSA are still thinking about home.
He said while the hospital is pleased to receiving the items on behalf of the maternity ward, it is also encouraging other well meaning Liberians and philanthropists to follow the kind example of the Liberians from Sweden.
Dr. Sankoh said the Redemption Hospital which caters to the medical needs of the people of Bomi, Gbarpolu and Grand Cape Mount and Montserrado Counties is a free of charge hospital under the auspices of the Government of Liberia.
Mr. Mensah was accompanied to the Redemption Hospital by an array of other members of the Liberian Swedish Association who are currently vacationing in the country.