The First Lady Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma Has Commissioned the Dialysis Unit at Connaught Hospital in Freetown PDF Print E-mail
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The First Lady has commissioned the Dialysis Unit at Connaught hospital in Freetown.  The launching ceremony attracted officials from the Health Ministry and a high powered delegation from Isreal.  Isha Conteh is the first to benefit from this much needed  facility in the country.  In deed the dream of the First Lady has come to reality as the Dialysis Unit is now in full operation.  This life time achievement will save the lives of many Sierra Leoneans.   Chief Medical Officer Ministry of Health and Sanitation Doctor Kizito Daoh commended the Israeli government for strengthening the health care system in the country.   Speaking on behalf of the Israeli team Doctor James Russell thanked the First lady for such an initiative and efforts in making sure that a dialysis was installed a the Connaught Hospital.   He said before the installation of the unit that the Israeli Government has also been providing training opportunities for Sierra Leonean Doctors and nurses in Israel for two months for them to be in position to provide proper treatment for kidney patients.  He thanked the Israeli Government for such capacity building.   Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Israel Irit Amitai noted that the launching of the Dialysis Unit is a milestone in the medical history of Sierra Leone, she called on Sierra Leoneans to support the First Lady’s effort as she has worked so hard to make sure that he Dialysis unit is been set up in Sierra Leone.  She lamented that Israeli Government is planning to implement more project in the country to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries.   Commissioning the first ever Dialysis Unit in the country Lady Koroma commended the Israeli Government for providing such opportunity for the people of Sierra Leone.  She said that with the installation of the Unit it will now help to save the lives of citizens, as Sierra Leoneans use to travel to other country to get kidney treatment.  She thanked the team for their relentless effort in setting up the unit.  dscf4381
The Deputy Minsiter of Health and Sanitation Tamba Borbor Sawyer also commended the first Lady and the Israeli Government for their support towards the health sector.