President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Saturday, February 12, dedicated the Jackson Fiah Doe Memorial Regional Referral Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County, paying homage to the late educator and politician for the sacrifices he made toward the development of the country and the democratic process.
The President recalled the courage, strength, commitment and dedication of the late Jackson Doe to national duty, and pointed out that those virtues provided Liberians the opportunity to see Liberia rise again, in recognition of the election of 2005.
The Liberian leader again consoled the widow, children and other family members of the late Standard Bearer of the Liberian Action Party (LPA) for the loss and encouraged them to take solace in the belief that the memory of the Jackson Fiah Doe lives on.
“Through his memory, every time you walk into this hospital, you see his photograph and you see the plaque with his name, his memory lives on,” the President stated.
Concluding, the President again reminded Liberians of the choices that lie ahead as the country prepares for elections this year. “We’ve done so much; we’ve got so much more to do; and unless you act wisely, we have so much to lose,” the President told the Liberian people, citing the progress government has made since the 2005 election.
Hundreds of family members, residents of Nimba and other well-wishes then joined the President on stage as they danced in celebration of the life of one of Liberia’s most respected citizens, who was reportedly killed during the civil crisis by forces loyal to the defunct National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL).
Among the services which the Jackson Fiah Doe Memorial Regional Referral Hospital will provide are: obstetrics and gynecology; pediatrics; surgery; internal medicine; ophthalmology; ear, nose and throat (ENT); and emergency.
The hospital’s state-of-the-art Diagnostic Department will offer CT scans, X-rays, Endoscopy, Ultra Sonograms, Echocardiograms, Electrocardiographs (ECG) and electroencephalographs (EEG).