Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has lauded the United Arab Emirates and the George Weah administration for the construction of a modern hospital in the West African nation.
The hospital will help expand access to world-class healthcare for Liberians living in the surrounding areas, she said in a tweet.
“The opening of Emirates Hospital in Liberia supports the health sector there in particular and Africa in general, as the hospital’s important location provides health services of the best international standards to more than half a million people in rural Liberia and Sierra Leone,” Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, THE UAE Minister of State said.
Covering an area of 80,000 square meters with all modern facilities, the hospital has a capacity of 123 beds. It has operating rooms, a modern laboratory, an intensive care unit and various specialized departments. The hospital is also powered by a solar energy system.
Emirates Hospital offers its medical services and treatments to residents of Gbarpolu, and the surrounding areas can also benefit from the hospital’s medical services, including Sierra Leoneans located near the Liberian border in Kongba District.