14 December 2012

Liberia: Handicap International Parts Company With MRC

Handicap International has officially turnover the Monrovia Rehabilitation Center over to the administration of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital after 12 years of operation in the country.

The MRC is the Physical Rehabilitation Department of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center which provides services for inpatients of JFKMC and outpatients including those referred by medical, Para medical and social institutions.

The MRC in its 12 years of operation has provide provision of physical therapy, production of assistive devices including artificial legs, braces, crutches, cane, walking and walking frames.

The MRC program was able to provide shoe fabrication, shoe compensation amongst others.

Speaking at the turning over ceremony, the Program Director of Handicap International Yann Conic said turning over the project won't cause no problem because staffs of the JFK have the capacity to run the institution.

According to him, all services provided by Handicap are available, but it is about time for Liberians to take responsibility of the site.

He noted that the Handicap family has been providing rehabilitation and other services to victims of wars through the MRC.

Responding to the turning over ceremony, the Chief Medical Officer of the JFKMC Dr. Billy Johnson applauds Handicap International for the services rendered to the hospital.

He revealed Handicap provides financial and technical support for the MRC's project activities, he urged others to come in with more supports.

He commended the NGO for providing modern technology for the MRC program; he stated for the program to survive, there much be more support from donors, government and NGOs.

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