By Lewis S. Teh
Africa-Press – Liberia. Incumbent Montserrado County Electoral District #8 Representative Moses Acarous Gray has provided free medical treatment for ailing residents in the district.
Gray said the initiative intends to respond to the critical health needs of people across the district.
The ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) lawmaker is seeking a third term in the district.
He said the health needs of his constituents are paramount to their growth and wellbeing.
Mr. Gray told a team of journalists that the initiative was his way of identifying with residents across the district who are in desperate need of treatment but cannot afford the cost.
Also speaking to reporters, registered nurse Ms. Rachel M. Reeves said the district lawmaker’s initiative was aimed at boosting the health services in the area and the country at large.
“This free medical exercise is being fully sponsored by Representative Gray who thought it wise to meet the health needs of his people,” said Ms. Reeves.
According to her, the free medical exercise is expected to last for one month. She said residents are mainly battling malaria.
The medical outreach held recently provided an opportunity for the people of Soniwein, Johnson Street, Wardwein Community, Capitol By-pass, Cam Johnson Road and other surrounding areas to do eye test. Pregnant women were checked, malaria patients provided free treatment.
The exercises, according to Ms. Reeves, were a part of the community’s outreach and social contributions of Representative Gray.
The residents of District 8 and other surrounding communities were seen in queues for eye screening.
“This [is] so helpful and very good for some of us who often experience strange feelings on our eyes,” said Sarah Doe.
“For me, this is very useful to us in this district. Some of us are developing serious health problems but we don’t have the money to seek proper treatment. Hearing about this free treatment is something that brings joy,” said Emmanuel Kollie.
Another beneficiary, Rebecca Davies said she was praying that the exercise wouldn’t be Representative Gray’s last.
“He told us if he’s elected for the third term, he will explore ways to continue to support efforts to advance the health of our community residents,” she said.