Monrovia, June 5, 2022-The management of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Medical Center through its Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Jerry Fahnloe Brown, has expressed regrets over the unfortunate situation of the collapsed portion of the fence that surrounds the medical center, specifically the 20th street side. The incident, which occurred during the heavy downpour of rain in the early morning hours of June 5th, left three (3) residents of the area with minor injuries after the fence fell on the house in which they reside. The victims, which include two adults and a kid, are currently admitted in the trauma unit at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center. They’re also in very stable condition and undergoing doctor observation.
In an exclusive interview with journalists, the Chief Executive Officer of the JFKMC, Dr. Jerry Fahnloe Brown, expressed regrets on behalf of the JFK Management and described the situation as unfortunate. Dr. Brown indicated that the management of the medical center has been avoiding such a situation and that is why they are already making interventions in the rehabilitation of the fence, evident by the ongoing construction works which have seen a significant portion of the fence being rehabilitated. He said, the engineers who previously constructed the fence created a path for water to pass in case of a heavy rain fall, but those paths were blocked by community dwellers, which has caused the water to undermine the concrete of the fence.
The JFK CEO also met with the family heads of the victims who were involved in the disaster as well as the community chairman to discuss modalities in order to relocate members of the affected families and get engineers at the JFK to do an assessment and carryout renovation work on the houses that got damaged. A team from the Disaster Management Agency was also called to the scene by the JFK CEO.
The Minister of Finance and Development Planning (Head of the Cabinet), Honorable Samuel D. Tweah, and the Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah (JFK Board Chair), also arrived on the scene later and identified the victims.