Liberia’s first female Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard Taylor says the recent installation of a Computed Tomography (CT) Scan equipment and modern dentist laboratory at the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville is “a significant booster” to the health sector.
The establishment of the equipment was made possible by international faith-based organization, Samaritan’s Purse, helping Liberia in its development efforts.
Using the CT scan, doctors see inside the body through a combination of X-rays and a computer to create pictures of organs, bones, and other tissues, showing more detail than a regular X-ray.
VP Taylor cut the ribbon to the dental lab, dedicated the medical equipment and lauded Samaritan’s Purse for its ‘continued’ cardinal contributions to the growth and development of the Liberian society.
She urged the management of the hospital not to relax their efforts towards improving healthcare delivery as she referenced the construction of a rehabilitation center at the health facility.
In the long running efforts of the ELWA Hospital, dating as far back as the 1970s, Samaritan’s Purse has since been involved with development of the country and its people, the Vice President added.
“We embrace the CT Scan machine. It is timely in helping to addressing the many health challenges facing the country,” she further said.
Samaritan’s Purse is a non-denominational Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty and persecution in more than 100 countries, with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His son, Jesus Christ.