|Chinese Government To Build New Hospital In Nimba|
The Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, Zhou Yuxiao has disclosed that his government is about to build a 100-bedroom-hospital in Tapita, Nimba County. He said the new hospital, which is estimated at US$10 million, would be one of the best hospitals in the country.
Speaking at the closing of a one-day malaria-training workshop at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Ambassador Yuxiao observed that malaria is a common disease that Liberians need to pay attention to. "Malaria is curable and it can be prevented," he added.
Ambassador Yuxiao said with the effort of everyone, there would be a day that malaria would be wiped out, "but the problem has to be handled by the people of this country." According to him this problem cannot be solved by Liberians alone, instead they need collective help from the international community to enable them make Liberia a country free of malaria.
Among the Chinese technicians who conducted the workshop were four technicians; three medical doctors, and one technician assistant. During the training sessions, 11 laboratory technicians, drawn from various hospitals in Monrovia and its environs benefited from the Chinese technicians.
In his remarks, Dr. Moses Pewu said most children in Liberia died of Malaria before their first birthday. He expressed appreciation to the Chinese Ambassador for his numerous contributions to Liberia and its people.
He explained further that China provided the new malaria drugs, and apart from that the Chinese are about to build a modern hospital in one of the counties, Nimba to ensure that medical care be provided for those Liberians who are dwelling in that county.
Dr. Pewu later encouraged everyone to make use of the mosquito nets as a means of preventing malaria. "Although malaria is not strange to us, but it is dangerous and so, it requires lot of efforts by everyone to fight against this deadly disease and not only from the medical team," he concluded.
Source: The Inquirer Newspaper (1st May 2008)