By Abubakarr Harding
Sometime in the recent past the Chinese Government through its Embassy in Sierra Leone donated four Mobile Health Clinic Buses to the Government and People of this country geared towards beefing up the country’s health infrastructure.
The four Mobile Health Clinic Buses have been on the move to support the Hospitals on the Wheels initiative of H.E. President Julius Maada Bio.
All the vehicles have been used by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of the Republic of Sierra Leone to provide vaccination & FREE essential healthcare services, eg. maternal & child health screening, general internal medicine, eye care & lab testing for people living in areas hard-to-reach or having limited medical resources.
It could be recalled that after the Chinese Government handed over the four sophisticated medical buses to the Sierra Leonean Government in March, 2022, the buses have been deployed to Port Loko, Bo, Western Urban & Rural Districts, Kambia, Kenema, etc. where they were heartily welcomed and served thousands of patients and citizens.
It is estimated that all four buses could serve a minimum of 2,000 visitors per day, 400-500 for each bus.
Indeed, many have commended the Sierra Leone medical staff and the campaign organizers for the tremendous work they have been doing.
It was welcome news to know that the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) is determined to promote the “Hospital on Wheels” program in the whole country by continuously sending out the medical buses to tour around different districts so that those who are in most urgent need yet lack access to good health facilities can benefit from the service.