By Mohamed Lamin Banya
AMI Expeditionary Healthcare Sierra Leone has provided medical consumables and medications worth millions of leones to the November 5th PMB tanker explosion survivors admitted at Connaught hospital.
Country Manager of AMI Sierra Leone, Kadie-Yatta Kallon said burn creams, surgical tapes, gauzes, wound dressings, bandages, adult diapers, diclofenac injections, IV fluids etc are among the medical items provided for the victims.
AMI Expeditionary Healthcare Sierra Leone formally Aspen medical has been branded as one among the best and trusted healthcare facility that provides western standard medical services to the public and generally expatriate coming into the country.
According to Madam Kallon they also provided the victims with more than 50 bundles of sachet water, antibiotics and pain killers, noting that the medical consumables and water provided is to actualize the project of AMI to assist in improving the healthcare facilities in the country.
Having known for their unmatched qualities in providing first-class medical services the country, AMI also provides diagnostic services including xrays, comprehensive laboratory services and emergency call-out as and when they are required to. AMI is a United Stated medical services that also provide medical evacuation to people in need of medical attention outside the country. AMI’s footprint is seen everywhere in the country in terms of medical support and humanitarian aid in the country and PMB fire survivors are not exceptions.
“We realised that we should support them with these items in order ensure a quick health recovery from this unfortunate incident, as we are aware of the constraint in the hospital and this is just a small way of AMI giving back to Mama Salone” she added.
She stressed that the impact of the medical consumables and Medications provided will help the victims with their wound dressing and support in terms of using the restroom.
With this support from AMI Sierra Leone, it is believe that the equipment provided will have a great impact for the victims and the hospitals.
Hospital Secretary Connaught Hospital, Ibrahim Foday-Musa commends AMI for the gesture and promise to use the donated items provided for the intended purpose. He added that Connaught have lost so many patient since the incident happen but they are hopeful for the recovery of admitted with the help the medical consumables provided.
Mr. Foday-Musa disclosed that at the time of the incident they received 88 patients and 6 were transferred to Choithrams hospital, noting that they have discharged more than 30 patients and they have 27 in patients in critical conditions as at the time he was speaking to us.