Lucky Pharmacy Opens Branch in Nimba

first_imgWith 17 years of active pharmaceutical business in Liberia, the Lucky Pharmacy on the 25th January opened its new branch in Ganta, Nimba County.The pharmacy is expected to be the biggest in Nimba County, and will be selling both retail and wholesale quality drugs/medicine to the public.The ceremony was attended by local officials of the government and health workers, including the head of Nimba County Health Team.Teeko Yorlay, Nimba County’s Development Superintendent, described Lucky Pharmacy’s branch opening as a great development for people of the county.“It will create employment opportunities for many youths while providing quality medicine for our people,” he said.He also urged the pharmacy not to sell any expired drugs/medicine.Dr. Boweh, Nimba’s Chief Health Officer expressed happiness for the arrival of Lucky Pharmacy to Ganta and urged the management to open branches in Sanniquellie and other parts of the county.“This pharmacy had been supplying our various hospitals in Nimba with medicine. That is why their opening a branch here is a great blessing for us,” he said.Nimba County has a population of approximately 463, 000 people comprised of 17 administrative districts made up of 193 towns, had been without any pharmacy since it gained its county status in 1964.The CEO of the Lucky Pharmacy in Liberia, Mr. Sam Jhamnani, pledged to sell quality drugs/medicines to the citizens and the public at large.“The same medicine I use to treat my children or my family is the same medicine I sell to the public to treat their children,” he concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Survivor Wants Care For Ebola Patients, Urges More Support for Health Workers

first_imgMs. Kyndy Kobbah, a survivor of the deadly Ebola virus from the Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County, is calling on the government of Liberia, local and international partners to provide more care for patients affected by the disease and undergoing treatment at the various centers.Speaking yesterday at the Information Ministry Ebola Hour regular press briefing, Kyndy Kobbah, who is a Physician Assistant (PA), said  many of the patients who appeared for treatment are not given proper care and attention by health workers, including nurses and doctors at the unit.She explained that many of the patients who died at the Ebola management unit died due to lack of care, not receiving drugs on time, food and other necessary support needed from health practitioners who are expected to save lives.   Ebola patients can survive, provided proper care is given to them by health workers and other family members.  According to her, “Patients who show up for treatment and are confirmed positive of the deadly Ebola virus, especially those carried by ambulances, were sleeping on Tarpaulin and not receiving food on a regular basis. She said staff from the Rennie Hospital, we were laid down in front of the treatment center for more than an hour, calling on health workers to pay attention to us, but no avail. We had to start sending threatening remarks before they came to our aid.”Madam Kobbah disclosed that, they were saving lives at the Rennie Hospital when one patient affected 14 of the staff of the deadly virus after many of them were fully attending to him.  These included some staff and security personnel.  Many of them died while  trying to fight for survival at the center in her presence.According to her, “This man was not showing any signs and symptoms of the disease when diagnosed by staff of the hospital. He began using the staff bathroom and other facilities, which caused many of them to be affected. We have limited supplies of personal protective equipment and others.”Madam Kobbah called on parents, health workers and the government to focus on the children who are admitted and found positive of the virus.  The should be cared for and at the same time given special attention in order to increase their chances of survival.  “If these children are given special care and attention by the government and health practitioners, as well as family members, this would greatly reduce the death rate of many of them who are affected.”  She also expressed gratitude  to some of the doctors and nurses from the center for their support in helping patients by providing care and attention at the critical time of need by people wanting to survive.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Goa Cricket Association fraud case co-accused Akbar Mulla quits as treasurer

first_imgGoa Cricket Association treasurer Akbar Mulla has stepped down from his post after being accused in the case of alleged misappropriation of GCA funds worth Rs 3.13 crore.Mulla, along with GCA president Chetan Desai and secretary Vinod Phadke, were arrested by the Economic Offences Cell of local police on June 15 after a complaint was filed claiming that they had allegedly encashed a cheque given by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to the cricket association. The trio were later released on bail.Mulla, after tendering his resignation on Thursday, told reporters that he wants to relinquish his position with the GCA while the investigation is going on.”In view of the misappropriation charges levelled against me, proper investigations are needed and I feel that morally I should not be in a position of power while investigations are going on,” Mulla said in his letter to the GCA president dated July 6, 2016.PLEADS INNOCENCE IN MEDIAHe even presented photo-copies of documents, including bank account details and personal ID proofs, that were used while opening the account to show his innocence before the media.He said that he was only a GCA member and not the treasurer when the account was opened in the Development Credit Bank (DCB) in 2007.”I had submitted my passport to get a visa for an official tour to the UK and it was with the GCA. The account was opened during that time,” Mulla said.According to the documents furnished by Mulla, the account was opened on April 12, 2007, while his visa was issued later on April 27, 2007. His contention was that the bank did not verify his identity with the documents and alleged that the then DCB bank manager, Lalita Kakodkar, was also involved in the fraud.advertisement”My name in the passport attached for the opening of the account shows my name as Mulam Agbor Ali whereas the account has been opened showing my name as Akbar A Mulla. The signature on the account opening form also does not tally with my signature which is clear on my passport,” as per a statement from a letter Mulla had written to the police Inspector of the Economic Offences Cell dated June 11, 2016.The transactions, which occurred over a period of about 12 months between May 24, 2007 to March 29, 2008, were done in an arbitrary manner under names like Brijesh, Rajesh, etc, without any surname, he alleged. In his letter to the EOC, Mulla urged the police to investigate his role in the scam and take necessary action.”The whole scam is coming from the GCA office,” he said while claiming that he has not done anything wrong.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more