The newly dedicated transformer will not only ensure stable electricity supply, but will improve the overall operations of the hospital that serves the people of Nimba and the entire South East as well as neighboring countries. Prior to the provision and subsequent dedication of the transformer, that JFD Hospital had just a 50KVA transformer, which could only light up the staff quarters. The rest of the hospital’s facilities survived on generator, thus imposing serious financial burden on the management.
Speaking at a news conference following the dedication of the transformer and a dental clinic at the premise of the hospital, the Chief Administrator of the JFD Hospital, Abraham F. Jusu, said the provision of the transformer by the Liberian leader brings great relief to the hospital. According to him, running the hospital with generator supply had been very cost intensive for the "We were spending huge amount on fuel and that was taking too much from us and not allowing us to do other things," he said. "The provision and subsequent dedication of the hospital has taken away huge financial burden from the shoulders of the hospital. We will now be able to allocate resources to other areas," Mr. Jusu continued.
He indicated that prior to the dedication of the transformer, the management team headed by him was spending about US$1,125 daily on the purchase of fuel. He further expressed great delight over the dedication of the dental clinic at the Tappita Hospital by the Liberian chief executive. "We are pleased that we were able to get the attention of the President to our hospital in the midst of competing priorities. We feel so excited; we feel so blessed," the JFD chief administrator furthered. Aside from the dedication of the transformer and dental clinic, Jusualso announced the donation of an ambulance to the hospital, which, according to him, will add further boost to the facility’s operations.
"The government is still making tremendous contributions to the hospital and I want to applaud our President for that. As I speak, government provides 95 percent of what we need and this is why we provide the lowest cost in service delivery," the energetic administrator asserted. In remarks, the Director of Nursing Services at the JFD Hospital, Madam Margaret Kear, vowed the commitment of the Hospital to the provision of quality health delivery to the people of Liberia and its neighbors. Kear said the hospital backed by several international specialists have been up to the task in seeking the health needs of people through its operations.
"We have international specialists and we have departments that are headed by some of these people. This is a Why we have and will always provide quality healthcare delivery to our people," Madam Kear added. In a brief statement earlier during the dedication, President George Manneh Weah lauded the management and staff of the JFD for their dedicated service to mankind aimed at saving lives. “I am so impressed here by the work you do and continue to do in this region. Through your dedicated service, this hospital has come on top as one of the best that we have,” he added.