Sierra Leone’s First Lady, Sia Nyama Koroma over the weekend commissioned a newly constructed complex at the Emergency Hospital, Goderich in Freetown. The complex comprises an intensive care unit, surgery rooms and a guest house. The one million euros complex and its equipments will help provide quality medical facilities for the people of Sierra Leone and the West Africa sub-region.
Commissioning the complex, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma said that the Emergency Hospital started its activities in Sierra Leone in 2001, adding that it has tremendously contributed in improving the health care of the people.
She added that the upgrade of these facilities will enhance its ability to provide medical and surgical treatment, especially to those in the Goderich community as well as accident victims.
This initiative she noted is in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of fighting poverty, reducing child and maternal mortality.
Mrs. Koroma expressed concern that as a health practitioner she is worried about the upsurge of cholera outbreaks in the country which has claimed the lives of a good number of people.
In his statement, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation (2) Mamoud Tarawallie maintained that what the Emergency Hospital and its staff have demonstrated is hard work and commitment.
The Deputy Minister re-affirmed his ministry’s continuous collaboration with the Office of the First Lady.
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