Led by the Minister of Health, Dr. Austin Demby, a delegation from Mercy Ships was at State House today to discuss the organization's upcoming 10-month mission in Sierra Leone, commencing tomorrow.
During the courtesy call, Dr. Demby revealed that Mercy Ships would be deploying their largest vessel to date, enabling them to treat close to three thousand patients with varied conditions, demonstrating the magnitude of their operations in the country.
They informed President Bio that about five thousand(5,000) people have already registered to access the facilities, and over two thousand of these will be needing a waiting facility which has been created at Hope Centre in the Central Part of Freetown.
The delegation expressed their commitment to providing vital medical assistance and support to the people of Sierra Leone throughout their stay, in the area of surgical eye issues.
President Bio expressed his gratitude for Mercy Ships' continued partnership and praised their dedication to delivering healthcare services to underserved individuals. He emphasized the importance of such collaborations in improving the nation's healthcare system and extending medical care to those in need.
The arrival of the new Mercy Ships vessel marks a milestone in the organization's efforts to address healthcare challenges in Sierra Leone. Over the next 10 months, the vessel will serve as a hub for delivering specialized medical treatments, surgeries, benefiting countless individuals across the nation.
Sierra Leoneans eagerly anticipates the commencement of Mercy Ships' operations, eagerly embracing the positive impact it will have on the health and well-being of its citizens.
The Mercy ship just docked at the quay minutes ago.