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Liberia: Medical sector gets boost...surgical wings at JFK hospital now fully functional

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Written by Vivian Gartyn

The Administrator of the JFK Medical Center says the surgical wing of the hospital is now fully functional.

The wing on the fourth floor of Liberia's only teaching and largest referral hospital consists of eight operating theaters.

Dr. Wannie Scott McDonald told Star Radio, each specialty now has an assigned theater, making it easy for several surgical operations to go on at once.

The specialties include Orthopedics, Obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics.

Dr. McDonald disclosed the entire surgical wing was fully equipped with state of the art equipment made available through funding from government and partners.

Our reporter who toured the surgical wing noticed new monitors and other medical equipment have been installed in the operation and patient recovery rooms.

The hospital has also installed two new elevators to make the transport of patients to the surgical wing easy.

The wing which was damaged during the war years was renovated earlier this year by Scottish philanthropist Ann Gloag who provided bed and linens.

At the same time, Dr. McDonald disclosed that the hospital now has two X-ray machines including a portable one.

Few months back the hospital's only x-ray machine broke down raising concerns in several quarters.