Senator Dillon Donates 90 Bottles of Oxygen -Saves ELWA Hospital Operation from Lack of the Gas

By Stephen G. Fellajuah

Monrovia: Amidst the upsurge of a new variant of COVID-19 in the country, Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon has donated to the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville 90 tanks of oxygen equipment to help save lives of people suffering from various kinds of illnesses including the COVID-19.

The donation was made to the hospital yesterday, June 24,’2021 by the office of Senator Dillon following a request made by authority at the ELWA hospital to the Senator to ease the burden of the shortage of oxygen.    “We made provision for 90 bottles of oxygen out of which 36 bottles have been delivered; balance 54 bottles to be delivered soon to the health facility in the fight against the deadly corona pandemic.” Mr. Dillon indicated on his Facebook page.

Making the presentation on his behalf, the Political Officer at the office of Senator Dillon, Mr. Abel Plackie noted that the donation of the ninety bottles of oxygen is intended to buttress efforts by the hospital in meeting the health needs of the people at this point of difficult period in the country’s history when the COVID pandemic has increased in ravaging lives of the people.

“We have come to identify with the hospital. This is the way Senator Dillon wants to show how much he loves the people of Montserrado County”, Mr. Plackie said, adding, “We have come to demonstrate that we are part of this hospital and we are the patients. We know God will move in a special way to use these donated items to heal who will need them.”

The Political Officer at the office of the Senator thanked the administration of the ELWA Hospital for the warm reception accorded him and his team by accepting the offer from Senator Abraham Darius Dillon.

Accepting the donation, the Administrator of the Hospital, James Freeman Garway, thanked Senator Dillon for the gesture and said the hospital’s administration was overwhelmed and joyful for the donation, which he noted, came at the time the hospital is in high need of oxygen during this critical time in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. .

As a hospital that has been providing quality health services to the people of Liberia for over sixty years now, Mr. Garway explained that the ELWA Hospital acknowledged the health crisis and created the environment to accommodate whosoever patient brought into the hospital.

“But recently, we have a very big challenging need for oxygen, and we contacted Senator Dillon to lend us a hand of assistance. Today the oxygen arrived at the right time to save lives”, the ELWA Hospital Administrator intoned.

He called on other meaningful Liberians to emulate the example of Senator Dillon, saying somebody needs help right now, not only ELWA Hospital but other hospitals because people are being transferred from one hospital to another in search of oxygen.

On behalf of the Executive Director of the hospital and stakeholders, Mr. Garway assured Senator Dillon’s team that the donation will be administered to patients with no cost attached.

Also making remarks, the Chief of Office Staff at the office of Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon, Mr. Martin Kolleh,  acknowledged the role ELWA Hospital has played in Liberia over the years, especially in Paynesville, noting that the gesture was not only about the hospital,  but it is  also about  the people of Montserrado County and Liberia at large.

As a stakeholder of Montserrado County District #6, and former representative candidate, Kolleh said the office of the Senator will continue to look in the direction of the hospital and contribute to its operation.

Authenticating his donation, the Senator wrote on his Facebook page saying, “Today, our Office donated some bottles of needed oxygen to the ELWA Hospital to help save lives of our people suffering from various kinds of illnesses including COVID-19. We made provision for 90 bottles of oxygen out of which 36 bottles have been delivered; balance 54 bottles to be delivered.“

According to the Senator, “After the delivery today,  we received this heart-felt message from the Management of the ELWA Hospital in acknowledgement and appreciation of our donation: “Many thanks and appreciation for your timely intervention to ELWA HOSPITAL in time like these, only God in heaven knows how much we appreciate all efforts in saving the Liberian people’s lives. Attached are some photos of the empty oxygen tank taken by your team for refill. May God bless you Honorable.”

He then gave God the glory as he continues to serve the people, wishing Liberians home and abroad well especially during this challenging period in the collective fight against COVID-19.

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