As part of its humanitarian gesture, the Varney Taylor Foundation, provided several dozens of nose masks and assorted food items to patients at the Liberian Government Hospital in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, St. Timothy Hospital in Robertsports, Grand Cape County and the Chief Jallahlone Hospital in Bopolu City, Gbarpolu County. Making separate remarks while donating the items, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Varney Taylor Foundation, Matthew Dablo, said gesture was the organization’s own way of identifying with the patients through the hospitals as the country combats against the covid-19 virus.
Mr. Dablo, a former Representative of Grand Cape Mount County, on behalf of the Founder of the organization, Mr. Varney Taylor, who is currently residing in the United States of America (USA), pointed out that the foundation deems it necessary to identify with people who are ill and are unable to get basic things for themselves. “We are donating these items because it’s the best time to do such. The Founder of this organization, Mr. Varney Taylor feels that in times such as the fight against this disease, it is the patients who are usually victimized and as such, it was necessary for the Foundation to identify with them,” said Mr. Dablo.
On behalf of Mr. Taylor, the former lawmaker of Grand Cape Mount County, promised officials of the hospitals that the foundation will in the soonest possible time look into other areas of assistance. He said, while the Liberian government is making frantic effort to provide for the hospitals, it was also important for other organizations to buttress the government’s efforts. Mr. Dablo disclosed that prior to the donation, the Foundation had earlier made some interventions at the Phebe Hospital in Bong County, the Redemption Hospital in the Borough of New Kru Town and the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Government Hospital in Tubmaburg, the General Surgeon at the Hospital, Dr. Swaliho Sheriff, who spoke on behalf of Medical Team, Dr. Edwin Sumowar, commended the Foundation for what he described as a “timely gesture.” Dr. Sheriff noted that though government is trying very hard to support the hospital, it would also be glad were the Foundation to assists in the provision of essential drugs, fuel, sanitation materials as well as medical materials, among others. The donation was graced by Tubmaburge City Mayor, Obediah Varney and Bomi County Health Service Administrator, Rev. Fallah Free.
Also in separate remarks, the County Health Service Administrators for the Chief Jallahlone Hospital and the St. Timothy Hospitals in Grand Cape Mount, Dr. Musa Dwanah Aaron Massaley respectively expressed thanks and appreciation for the donation and promised that the items will be used by the targeted group and for the intended purposes.