The Chinese engineering company working on the Harper-Fish town road has provided free medical services to more than 200 Liberians in southeastern Maryland County.
United Medical Consultation of Chinese Medical Team (UMCCMT) in collaboration with the China Railway #5 Engineering Company (CREC) implemented the medical outreach, which cost is estimated at US$30,000.
The two day free medical service to the people of Maryland county was intended to enhance existing bilateral relations between Republic of Liberia and the United Peoples Republic of China, Mr. Yan Junliang, head of China Medical Team told the New Democrat in Pleebo.
Suffering from various diseases, the patients were treated at Pleebo Health Center and the J.J Dossen Memorial Hospital in Harper City, Maryland County from March 16-17, 2018.
“This is China Railway #5 Group of Company own way of extending friendship to the citizens of the county,” Junliang said.
He estimated the cost of the drug supplied at alittle over $30,000 United States Dollars saying Maryland was selected out of the country’s 15 counties because it is a faraway county from Monrovia with many inhabitants lacking access to available and affordable medical treatment.
According to Junliang infectious diseases including tuberculosis or (TB) are prevalent amongst Maryland’s residents.
He however, admonished Liberians especially Marylanders to regularly wash their hands before meal and after the use of restroom.
According to him, poor hygiene is key contributing factor to infections and TB.
Illnesses diagnosed and treated include: internal medicine; Acupuncture, Ophthalmology and Gynecology, and among others.
The Internal Medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and (Non-surgical) treatment of diseases of internal organs specifically in adults; Acupuncture: treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific point on the skin:
Ophthalmology: is treatment related to eyes problem as well as Gynecology relating to the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and hygiene.
“I am grateful to God for directing Chinese specialized doctors . My eyes often burned inside with too much pain,” Tetee Abigail Giggs, 40 said after she was treated at the Pleebo Health Center.
“I have suffered this eyes disease for the past 15 years with no cure. I was treated and I am of the hope my eyes are cured .”
Writes Alex Yomah