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In Sierra Leone, Free Medical Services for Mountain Rural District
By Aruna Turay
Jul 19, 2010, 12:20
A non governmental organization ‘Hope and New Life Health Care’ based on 3 Sawi drive off King Harman road in Freetown has on Saturday 17thÂ July 2010 provided free and adequate medical services to residents of Mountain Rural District communities including Regent, Charlotte, Gloucester, Mothaim and their surrounding villages. On a day long outreach, doctors, nurse and staff of the organization provided free medication to these residents who were diagnosed with ailments like hypertension, diabetes, heart attacks, malaria, fevers amongst others.
During this service held in one of these hill top communities called Motaiam over four (400) people mostly women, the aged and children were provided with free and adequate medical service including providing them with free drugs. The one day service also saw patients especially those with diabetes, being provided with local rice, groundnut oil and other such nutritional items but at cost recovery prices.
Addressing the patients before the start of the process, the founder and international director of Hope and New Life Healthcare, Mrs. Millicent Sawyer said the organization was founded thorough the joint cooperation of herself and her husband. She went on that they receive materials donations such as hospital beds, springs and many more hospitals kits from humanitarian donors in the United States of America. According to Mrs. Sawyer the project will one day construct an ultra-modern hospital which will provide almost free medical services.
She said for now, the free medical services will be extended to various communities in the east end of the city. A beneficiary Anthony Matthews told this reporter that he has been disguised with diabetes since 2005 and has not been responding to treatment due to lack of money to finance his bill but ever since the coming of Hope and New Life health care free medical, “my solution is here from God”.
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