A team of 16 professionals, including engineers, surveyors, and accountants are in Sierra Leone working on the development of a modern diagnostic hospital to be constructed at the site of the former St. Michael’s Lodge site at Lakka.
The hospital will bring to Sierra Leone not only the most modern equipment but also experts and specialists in diagnostic care and treatment.
It is envisaged that it will serve the needs not only of Sierra Leone but also of the wider West African region.
This means people who are seriously ill and require specialist care and attention in Sierra Leone will no longer have to travel abroad for care and treatment.
The team met with President Koroma and the minister of Health last week and informed the Head of State of plans for the construction of the hospital which will be undertaken in three phases.
A local firm of engineers, Messrs Techsult & Co is working with the team from the United States and will supervise the project which is entirely a private venture sponsored by Sierra Leoneans with the support and assistance of a United States Organisation, Heart of Africa headed by Mike Henderson and a local Sierra Leonean resident in the United States, Rev Augustine Davies.
The experts, who are currently here, are from the renowned and reputable Engineering Ministers International in the United States and many of them have freely given of their time and money to help see the project through.