As Aspen medical opens…Dr. C.T.H Bell resigns after 45 yrs practice

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According to Dr Nellie Bell, Aspen Medical International is a leading provider of comprehensive medical and healthcare solutions in the areas of urgent and primary care, paediatrics, aero-medical evacuation, medical diagnostics, preventive healthcare, ambulance service, emergency medicine, stabilization and preparation of patients for out of country definition care, minor surgical procedures, among others.
Speaking on behalf of the Board of Aspen Medical International, the Development Manager, Elaine Sey, disclosed that Aspen Medical Sierra Leone is the second clinic opened by Aspen Medical in West Africa, joining Aspen Medical Liberia where a B1900C twin turbo prop aircraft was launched in 2015 for general aviation services and AME operations.
“Aspen Medical International is a leading provider of medical and healthcare solutions in remote and challenging environment. Aspen provides clients in the public and private sectors, enabling services, allowing them to focus on their core mission, confident that a proven and trusted partner stands ready to provide preventive health service and reactive assistance in the event of an emergency,” she maintained.
The Deputy Minister of Health II, Foday Sawie, expressed thanks and appreciation to the management of Aspen Medical international and the Bell’s family for coming to the aid of the people of Sierra Leone by providing state of the earth medical facilities, urging Aspen Medical to set their target that no Sierra Leonean will go abroad for medical attention which will attract more investors and foreign experts to come and invest in the country.
Making his remarks in gracing the celebration, Dr Christian Bell, disclosed that the idea of establishing a medical facility came up over forty years ago when he was a student studying in Germany where he lived with his family for some time and then return to Sierra Leone in 1979 and worked for the government for three years before going into private practice.
He stated that throughout the operations of his hospital for 23 years it was faced with so many challenges including electricity power outage, water shortage, effect of the rebel war, patients including insurance companies unwilling to pay him and with the outbreak of the deadly ebola his hospital closed down in July 2015.
Dr Christian Bell maintained that he is happy that the hospital will continue to treat patients from all over the world with various sicknesses. “With the facilities available for treating patients, I am the happiest man today,” he said, disclosing that after 45 years of professional service to humanity “I am officially handing over the mantle to the next generation”.
Officially launching and opening the Aspen Medical International to members of the public, the First Lady, Madam Sia Nyama Koroma, maintained that she is aware of the fact that Aspen Medical is a reputable healthcare service provider across the world, stating that Aspen Medical partnership with the Bell’s family is a blessing for Sierra Leone.
She stated that the gesture of goodwill to a nation of suffering by Aspen Medical International will help transform the health sector of the country, urging Sierra Leoneans to make good use of the facilities which can be compared to any international standards.