The Deputy Health Minister for Administration, Matthew T. K. Flomo, has lauded the Turkish Government for donating two modern Renault Ambulances to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare-MOHSW for the gesture.
Deputy Minister Flomo who spoke yesterday at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare office in Paynesville said the buses are being given to the Ministry of Health at the right time especially so when the health needs of the country are crucial.
Mr. Flomo further said that in April of 2013 when the Ambassador of Turkey asked the Government of Liberia to make a request of basic needs, authorities of the Health Ministry humbly told the Turkish Ambassador that there is a need to assist in the health sector of the country.
He stressed that the donation is in regards to the request made by the Liberian health sector several months back. He also said that a second request was made by the Liberian Government to the Turkish envoy to give Liberia the amount of USD35, 000, 00 to be used for the purchase of spare parts for the vehicles. According to him, they are taking into consideration the maintenance of the Ambulances which he said is a primary concern of the Ministry.
Meanwhile, Deputy Health Minister for Administration, Matthew T. K. Flomo, said one of the ambulances will be assigned at the G. N. David Hospital in Gardnersville to assist with the needs of hundreds of sick patients in that area, while the next one will be decided later.
For his part, the President and CEO of the Songhay Travel Agency, Mr. Lusinee F. Kamara Sr. assured authorities of the Health Ministry of the Turkish Ambassador’s concern when it comes to the health sector of Liberia.
According to him, the Government and people of Turkey have great love and affection for the people and Government of Liberia, especially, in the area of health.
For his part, Deputy Foreign Minister for International Economic Cooperation and Integration, B. Elias Shoniyin, lauded the Turkish Government for the donation of the Ambulances and promised that they will be used for the intended purpose.