Via The Inquirer: Phebe Hospital Gets Huge Donation…Nurses Receive Risk Benefits, Others. Excerpt:
The administration and staff of the Phebe Hospital in Bong county now have all reasons to smile and continue providing professional medical services in the wake of the Ebola crisis.
The hospital is amongst several medical institutions in the country that was hard hit as the result of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, leaving some of its nurses and other health workers dead.
The hospital was closed and that the administration was requesting Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and an Ebola Case Management Center before reopening, while nurses and other health workers demanded risk benefits or incentives before returning to work.
The situation led to the intervention of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, through the Action by Churches Together (actalliance Liberia Forum) with the provision of two separate donation of medical items, including PPEs to Phebe Hospital in Bong county and Curran Lutheran Hospital in Lofa county, respectively.
Nurses and Health workers at the Phebe Hospital were appealed to and begged to return to work while their demands were been looked into. Lutheran Bishop assured that all would be done in consultation with government and partners to address concerns of the nurses and health workers.
The Phebe administration and staff agreed to return to work, with the re-opening of the Hospital two weeks ago.
True to its promise, actalliance Liberia Forum with support from Geneva over the week visited the Phebe Hospital in Bong county and dedicated the newly constructed modern Ebola Case Management Center and made a huge donation including the settlement of the issue of Risk Benefits for nurses and health workers, among others.
The cost of the building is close to 40 thousand USD, while the medical materials including PPEs are valued at 9 thousand USD, bags of rice…1,500 USD, and Risk Benefits for nurses….26 thousand USD were donated to the Phebe hospital.
Seventeen thousand United States dollars was also donated to the Curran Lutheran Hospital by actalliance Liberia Forum. actalliance Liberia Forum compresses of Finn Church Aid, Lutheran Development Service, ECHO Corporation, Lutheran Church in Liberia and Church World Service.