By: Anthony Q. Jiffan, Jr
A New Kru Town based charity group under the banner, Forh Development Initiative (FDI), established by Dr. Edward S. Forh, former Representative of District #16, Montserrado County, to buttes government efforts in the areas of health, sanitation, education, among others, has begun offering medical services to Community Dwellers in the twenty six communities of the Borough of Kru Town.
Speaking to journalists at the weekend on day one of the medical initiative to hundreds of Liberians from across the Borough of New Kru Town and its environs, Dr. Forh indicated that the project is aimed at addressing the health needs of Liberians who cannot afford to seek medical attention at other health facilities in the country.
Hundreds of residents in the Borough of New Kru Town and its environs on Saturday, May 21, 2022 gathered at the Bushrod Foundation School campus in the Colonel West community in the New Kru Town to receive health care from the Forh Development Initiative medical outreach program.
He averred that the community medical outreach program will go from one community to another to treat common illnesses like malaria, common cold, and infection among others, adding the medical initiative by the group is in collaboration with the Nakita Forh school of health sciences at the Bushrod Technical College in New Kru Town, Bushrod Island.
The former lawmaker said Liberia is faced with several challenges in the areas of health care delivery, sanitation, education among others and his group has thought it wise to help the government address some of the difficulties people are confronted with daily.
According to him, the community medical outreach is intended to treat common illnesses like malaria, common cold, infection as well as conduct a medical test for high blood pressure and sugar and advise patients to seek treatment at bigger hospitals.
The former District #16 lawmaker added that malaria and common cold are common illnesses that take lives in Liberia of which the Borough of New Kru Town is not an exception.
He noted that the first day of the community medical outreach cost him about eight hundred United States dollars, adding that the money to carry the initiative came from his personal account, but intends to engage others to aid the activities.
He said that nurses who are treating the citizens through the community medical outreach program are professional health practitioners from the Nakita Forh school of health sciences.
For their part, several beneficiaries of the medical outreach lauded Dr. Forh and the Forh Development Initiative for the good will gesture to their communities. According to them, the medical outreach by the organization is first of its kind in District #16 and urged the former representative to continue his good initiatives for the people of the District.
The beneficiaries also indicated that such an initiative is welcoming and thereby calling on other well meaning and privileged citizens of the district to emulate the good works of Dr. Forh in the areas of health, sanitation and education among others.