By Sallu K.Swaray
Amidst the growing demands and lack of medical facilities, medicines and laboratory equipment at many of the hospitals across the country, the Chief Executive Officer of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Jerry F. Brown, has proposed the budget of the hospital for the FY-2019/2020, US$11.9 Million for the effective working of the hospital.
Speaking Thursday at the Legislative Budget Hearing held at the Joint Chambers of the Capitol Building in Monrovia, Mr. Brown said the amount proposed and contained in the document presented to the lawmakers will help to do many good things for the JFK hospital.
He indicated that, he will use some of the money to revamp some of the main facilities of the hospital, by equipping the Intensive Care Unit and the Cholera Unit, to also construct a laboratory unit with modern lab equipment’s with machines that will make JFK Hospital more workable and more effective.
Mr. Brown defending, his budget before the Legislative Committee on Ways Means, Finance and Monopoly of the National Legislature noted that in the US$ 11.9 Million, “we will furnish all eight of the operation rooms or theatre with new machines to be able to meet up to standard and to make the theatre effective.
He averred that, the money proposed in the budget will also be used to buy drugs and pay the salary of the health workers, especially like the Doctors, Nurses and hospital physicians who are working in the government health sector of the country.
Mr. Brown reiterated that, there are very huge challenges that the JFK is faced with, but if the amount can be approved by government through the Legislature, it will help to revive and help to alleviate some of the difficulties being faced currently by the JFK Hospital.