Senator Moye Underscores The Need For Continue Support To Totota Fire Victims —Praises Bong County health workers in the fight to save lives of victims of Totota fuel tanker explosion

Bong County Senator Prince Kermue Moye has lauded the efforts of health workers of the Bong County Health System in the fight against the recent fire accident in Totota.

The tragic incident, which took place on December 26, 2023, in Totota, resulted in widespread destruction and loss of life. Among the victims were a pregnant woman, children, and adults.

The Bong County Senator said health workers in Bong have been very instrumental since the outbreak of the fire accident.

He further revealed that the Bong County Health Officer,  

Dr. Cynthia Blapooh, the Medical Director of Phebe Hospital, Dr. Minnie Sankawolo-Ricks and Bong Health Workers Association head did extremely well when it came to giving emergency care and transferring most of the critical fire victims to various hospitals across the Country timely.

“I want to praise Bong County health workers headed by the county health officer Dr. Cynthia Blapooh for the level of work done in fighting to save lives,” Senator Moye noted.

Dr. Minnie Sankawolo-Ricks and Dr. Cynthia Blapooh

With utmost respect and dignity, Senator Moye said the Health Team has played a vital role in the recovery and burial process, ensuring that those whose lives were lost, including a pregnant woman, were treated with care and reverence.

Notwithstanding, the Bong County Senator has underscored the need for continued support from individuals, humanitarian organizations, and the wider community, which is crucial in ensuring adequate care for the victims of the devastating incident that occurred in Totota.

Senator Prince Kermue Moye Sr. recently presented 20 cartoons of IV fluid, 4 drums of fuel oil, including payments toward the purchase of ointments to rub on the burns of the victims of the devastating incident.

The down-to-earth lawmaker further pledged his fullest support to the Bong County Health Team for the overall improvement of the healthcare delivery system in the county and Liberia at large.

He made the statement in Totota, Lower Bong County, during the visitation of Liberia President-Elect Joseph N. Boakai.

The president-elect expressed his profound sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives in a major fire incident in Central Liberia on Tuesday, December 26, 2023.

Ambassador Boakai said images of the tragedy are deeply disturbing and calls on the public to reach out to the affected families as other requisite institutions of government aid with recovery and treatment efforts.

President-elect Boakai promised to make available ten million Liberian dollars (10,000,000) and donated 200 bags of rice (25kg).

By Patrick Stephen Tokpah

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