The Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMDC) is today beginning the investigation of two medical centers in the country following several complaints that they are rejecting patients. LMDC’s Dr. John Mulbah said the council had information that a woman in pain was recently taken to the JFK Hospital but was refused admission and subsequently delivered in the waiting room of the hospital’s maternity ward coupled with the information about the daughter of Representative Edward Forh.
Dr. Mulbah said the council will also investigate the incident at the Benson Hospital when a pregnant woman was rejected and had to deliver in the open.
The LMDC official, addressing the daily Ebola News conference at the Information Ministry yesterday said all those that were on shift when the incidents occurred at the Benson Hospital and the JFK will be called for investigation beginning today.
He informed journalists that if anyone is found liable, his or her license to practice will be suspended or revoked.
The LMDC is not only concerned about the well-being of health workers but the entire populace; that is why they are always available at the various hospitals and clinics.
Dr. Mulbah said many persons are dying from curable diseases because they are being rejected by health care workers, saying, “If you are caught in this process of rejecting or refusing sick people you will be investigated. We took oath to restore or protect lives.”
Meanwhile Dr. Mulbah has commended the Government of Liberia (GOL) for preparing a risk package for health workers and other added benefits.
He then appealed to the GOL to reinstate the two leaders of the Health Workers who were dismissed during a recent go slow action by health workers prior to Ebola.