The President and Chief Executive Officer of Morweh Energy Group Christopher Z. Neyor at the weekend provided LD$250,000 for the purchase of preventive gears for health workers.
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare recently announced that over 60 persons including ten health workers have died so far from the incurable Ebola Virus.
Serving at guest speaker at the 34th Initiation of first year students of A. M. Dogliotti College of Medicine in Congo Town Saturday, Neyor said the donation of the LD$250,000 was intended to assist health workers carry out their functions against the spread of Ebola.
Mr. Neyor disclosed that the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) and the Liberia Medical Students Association (LMSA) would spearhead the purchase of the protective gears.
There are reports of the shortage of protective gears at various health centers across the country, thus resulting to health workers contracting Ebola.
But Neyor said the fear amongst health workers over the spread of Ebola would be minimized if more protective gears are provided for them.
Neyor wants government to prioritize the healthcare of nurses and other health workers who are providing medical services to the populace.
He added “We should give health workers gears not only to help the patients but to also protect their lives. Health workers lost their lives; they are now afraid.”
According to Neyor, the prime duty of any government is to protect and empower its citizens.
He indicated that the first duty of a statesman is the health of your people, adding “seeking the health and well being of your people do not only mean providing hospitals or clinics, but also ensuring investment in preventing diseases.”
He called on government to place more emphasis on training and recruitment of specialists in different medical fields to help guarantee the survival of patients, because according to him, “prevention is less expensive than cure.”
He supported the Legislature’s decision for fund allotted for the celebration of the country’s Independence celebration to be re-directed toward the Ebola fight.