Monrovia — A senior medical officer at the nation's biggest referral hospital, JFK Medical Center, Dr. Sia Watta Camanor, has commended the Varney Taylor Foundation for the donation of 50 bags of 25-kg rice to the hospital.
Dr. Camanor told the Foundation's representative that there can be "No health without food." She expressed the hospital's administration gratefulness to the foundation.
The rice is to be used for feeding the hospital's patients.
Dr. Camanor, who represented for her boss, Dr. Jerry Browne, said it is worth celebrating those who sacrifice their little earnings in order to contribute to the survival of patients.
She is the Chief Medical Officer at JFK and second in command after Dr. Browne, the hospital's General Administrator.
"We want to thank you for this generous donation. Frankly, we are really touched by the humble spirit with which you people came in to present this consignment of rice to us for onward presentation to the feeding program team of this hospital," Camanor said.
She added: "Even though it is most often thought that in times of health crisis medical supplies are most needed, it is a very important thing to note that no patient survives in the absence of food before taking in of medicine for the cure of a sickness."
Dr. Camanor said she and her colleagues, including Dr. Emmanuel Ekyinabah, President of the Liberia Medical Dental Association (LMDA), were affectionately touched even more because the chief financier of Varney Taylor Foundation (VTf) is in the U.S., a nation, although stronger than any other nation, is mostly affected now in terms of the number of confirmed cases of the deadly COVID-19.
The Foundation's donation came in at a time when the country, among many other countries in the world, is striving to fight against the spread of the deadly 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
Already, the country has confirmed six cases of COVID-19 and is struggling to ensure that it does not spread to the point it might be uncontrolled.
On behalf of the Varney Taylor Foundation (VTf), Mr. Vamuyan Sheriff presented the rice and assured JFK of the Foundation's continuous love and support.
"We went around to various government hospitals in Monrovia all we could get about the patients' feeding program was that only JFK is still doing it. This is why we are here with the rice in order to buttress government and other partners' efforts in this regard," Sheriff said.
He said the foundation is happy that the doors of JFK are always opened to accept the contributions of people and organizations who have love for their fellow human beings.
"The chief financier to the Varney Taylor Foundation is our own. He is a Liberia residing in the United States of America but ever thoughtful about his home country. He bore all of life's pains and troubles here before leaving for the U.S. and as such his heart is always back home for all those who are truly in need of help to live on," he explained about Cllr. Varney Blamah Taylor.