VICE PRESIDENT BOAKAI HAILS SAMARITAN PURSE FOR THE NEW ELWA HOSPITAL TO BE COMPLETED IN JULY AND OPENED IN OCTOBER 2016

VICE PRESIDENT BOAKAI HAILS SAMARITAN PURSE FOR THE NEW ELWA HOSPITAL TO BE COMPLETED IN JULY  AND OPENED IN OCTOBER 2016
 
Vice President Boakai

Vice President Boakai

Monrovia, June 13, 2016- Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has hailed the Samaritan Purse International for its role in the rebuilding of Liberia and referred to the hospital under construction by the Samaritan Purse as the kind of Investment and commitment that mean a lot to the people of Liberia.

He said the Samaritan Purse is one of the most credible  International Non-governmental organizations operating in Liberia and recounted the numerous projects the Samaritan Purse has undertaken in the country including the  reconditioning of airstrips around the nation, something the Vice President said personally touch the lives of people.
    Vice President Boakai made the comments Monday during a courtesy visit by a three man Samaritan Purse delegation to his Office on Capitol Hill, in persons of Dr. John Fankhauser, Executive Director of the New ELWA Hospital, Mr. Rusty Laird,  Construction Manager, Samaritan Purse International and accompanied by Mr. Gentry Taylor General Services Manager also at the Samaritan Purse International.
Vice President Boakai according to a Press Release, said the construction of the hospital by the Samaritan Purse International, is a show of commitment that its Chief Executive Officer and President, Dr. Franklin Graham referred to in 2012 when he said that Liberia was going to be their flagship and thanked the Samaritan Purse for the many undertakings in Liberia during this difficult period of national reconstruction.
Speaking earlier, Dr. John Fankhauser, the Executive Director of the Hospital said, he was honored to meet the Vice President and thanked him for his support to the hospital project as evident by his constant show of interest in the progress made at the construction site.
Dr. Fankhauser who is also Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California at Los Angeles said modalities for the recruitment and training of medical personnel for the new ELWA are being worked out, the release said.
In 2012 Vice President Baokai paid a visit to North Carolina, at which time the Samaritan Purse International unveiled to him the drawings for the new hospital to be constructed on the grounds of the ELWA, with prior meetings and consultations with the Samaritan Purse International.
According to Dr. Fankhauser, the Samaritan Purse want to provide the quality of care that will bring honor to the patients coming into the facility and in his words serve people at the level they cannot afford to pay, adding the hospital is there for the people and not to turn people away for economic reasons.
 He said that funds that will be made available by the Samaritan Purse and the Government of Liberia to run the hospital will be fully accounted for and spoke of the positive impact the health facility will have on the people of Liberia. Dr. Fankhauser said the furniture and equipment for the new hospital will soon be here.
Also speaking during the courtesy visit, the construction Manager at the ELWA Hospital Construction project, Rusty Laird said the hospital will be completed by the end of July this year, and there are plans underway for the official opening of the hospital in mid-October of 2016 the delegation told the Vice President. The two man delegation was escorted to the Office of the Vice President by Mr. Gentry Taylor of the Samaritan Purse, a release from the Office of the Vice President said.

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