The Informer (Monrovia)

28 February 2013

Liberia: Free Surgical Operation for 100 Persons in G/Kru County

One of Liberia's political sub-divisions, Grand Kru County got cut off from the rest of Liberia during the civil conflict for which its inhabitants did not benefit from humanitarian assistance provided by national and international NGOs. But recently, the county has seen a turn due to the relentless efforts of one of its sons, Senator of the County, Peter S. Coleman.

Senator Coleman sensing the medical needs of his kinsmen in the absent of national and international NGOs and with few clinics that lack drugs and health practitioners has swiftly moved in to save lives.

The residents of Grand Kru observing the immense contributions of their son, unequivocally petitioned him to contest in the senatorial race of the county during the 2011 general and presidential elections. As a result of their unflinching support to his candidacy, Dr. Peter S. Coleman suitably won the seat and has not been complacent since election as senator.

Practicalizing his profession, Senator Coleman has left his air-conditioned Capitol Building for his county where he is continuing his medical services to his kinsmen. Not stopping there, he has begun engaging relevant authorities for the needed road construction in the county, and now the county boasts of road connectivity, one can now enters Grand Kru from three fronts: RiverGee, Sinoe and Maryland counties.

Senator Coleman from February 25, 2013 through March 4, 2013 is expected to save the lives of approximately 100 persons by means of free surgical services at the Rally-Time Hospital in Grandcess, Grand Kru County.

The office of the Grand Kru Senator in collaboration with the Liberia Surgical Outreach Program (LISOP), Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) Limited, and the Grand Kru County health team is now conducting a surgical outreach for the people of Grand Kru County--from February 25 through March 4. During this exercise, approximately 100 persons are expected to benefit from free surgical service at the Rally-Time Hospital in Grandcess, Grand Kru County.

Senator Coleman, a former executive director and a founding member of LISOP and a surgeon by profession, is part of a 10-person team of surgeons, anesthetists and surgical nurses who will conduct these interventions. This is one of the many social programs, among other things being provided by the Grand Kru senator, to the people of Grand Kru County. A similar program was carried out in 2012 for the people of Grand Kru County.

The office of the senator says it wishes to express sincere gratitude to all who provided assistance to holding the surgical outreach program in Grand Kru Counlty, especially the GVL-Liberia, Melin, Hon. Albert Chea and the Grand Kru County health team.

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