Outgoing President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf says another gap has been covered in the health sector here by the dedication of a newly constructed State of the Art Jahmide Medical Solutions Diagnostic Center at ELWA Junction in Paynseville.
At the dedication on Friday, 19 January, Mrs. Sirleaf talked about the Jackson F. Doe Hospital and the State of the Art [equipment] that exists at that health facility in Tapita, Nimba County, and also recognized gaps in strategic care that "we" did not have in the country. She says one of those was good eye care, and today the gap in that regard has been covered with the State of the Art Eye Care at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia.
"Today, another one of those strategic areas are covered by this diagnostic center which we have come to dedicate. I want to applaud all of those as has been done by others who spoke before me for what they have done...," she says.
President Sirleaf applauds NASSCORP for its support to the project and more importantly the plan for pension to ensure that people are retired with dignity. She also applauds Dr. Amos Sawyer, head of Liberia's Governance Commission who has helped the institutions to formulate the right policies, rules, accountability and transparency, monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure that the institutions meet the requirement for which they were created.
She used the occasion to ask the NASSCORP Boss Dewitt von Ballmoos to do the roofing and complete the work on structures being built to transfer residents from West Point to the VOA Community so that the many hundreds of people who have signed up for relocation can indeed move.
Earlier during the event, NASSCORP von Ballmoos paid tribute to President Sirleaf for advancing the spirit of freedom and human rights, human dignity and democracy and the overall upliftment of the lives of the Liberian people.
He notes that the medical facility comprises a three - storey imaging / laboratory building and an adjacent four - storey clinic or residence building. According to Mr. von Ballmoos, the imaging equipment for the facility includes Toshiba Lightning Aquilian Detector, Row Ultra Helical CT Scan, Hitachi Aperto Lucent Prime Open MRI, Canon / DelftDI Triathlon DR X - Ray Machine and Planned Clarity 2D Digital Mammography (Mammogram), among others.
Mr. von Ballmoos says he is proud to proclaim that under President Sirleaf's leadership, the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation has laid the foundation for sustainable trajectory for growth and progress.
He says the project bears testimony to President Sirleaf's monumental steadfastness and substantive dedication she devoted to the development of the nation and its institutions.
He reports to President Sirleaf that since he assumed the leadership of NASSCORP, several important initiatives have claimed his administration's attention and challenged their determination to make the organization one of the most progressive, efficient, viable and responsive in the nation.
In the area of NASSCORP's corporate social responsibility, he says the institution can showcase the NASSCORP's Village Housing Project, the construction of Access Roads adjacent NASSCORP House and 24th Street.
"On the aggregate, NASSCORP maintains an investment portfolio of US$50 million comprised of various projects designed to generate returns for the corporation in the future," he says.
Mr. von Ballmoos says the addition of this state of the art facility to Liberia's healthcare system will compliment and provide much needed high level laboratory and imaging diagnosis to thousands of the citizens who unfortunately die as a result of common undiagnosed diseases.
By Winston W. Parley