6 December 2012

Liberia: LMDC Suffers Backlashes - As LIFCO Condemns Dr. Kpoto's Statement Against China's Goodwill

Authorities of the Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMDC) continue to receive condemnation of backlashes from individuals and institutions since its attack on the People's Republic of China's goodwill gesture towards the Government and people of Liberia.

During a recent news conference, the chairman of the Liberia Medical and Dental Council, Professor Robert Kpoto disparaged Liberian medical practitioners trained in the People's Republic of China as performing so poorly in heath centers they are assigned.

He also alleged that some Chinese Doctors and clinics operating in the country were not licensed by the Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMDC), something he said was posing danger to the health of Liberians.

But reactions to the LMDC's chairman statement have been strong and overwhelming.

In his reaction, the Executive Director of the Liberia-China Friendship Organization (LICFO), Siafa G. Sheriff condemned the LMDC chairman, saying he did not think such statement represented the collective minds of the LMDC.

Describing Dr. Kpoto and his statement as anti-China, he added that it was made out of frustration and called on the LMDC chairman to retract the statement and apologize to the people and the Government of the People's Republic of China.

The LICFO Chief Executive however noted that the LMDC statement will no way spoil the cordial and bilateral relationship existing between the two countries and peoples.

He added that the People's Republic of China will continue its support to the people and the Government of Liberia in every aspect for the growth and development of Liberia.

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