The late Dr. Shane Sam MatthewThe remains of an Indian dentist who died in a fire at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital (GUMH) compound last month, have been laid to rest in his home country of India, the hospital administration has disclosed.The late Shan Sam Matthew, 22, who was working for the United Methodist Hospital in Ganta died instantly when the duplex that contained his apartment was mysteriously gutted by fire on September 3, 2017 at about 11pm local time.The duplex caught on fire while a portable generator was on, because the main public power (the LEC) was down. Though the actual cause of the fire has not yet been established, security are still carrying out an investigation.The late Dr. Matthew signed a contract with the hospital earlier this year and the contract was due to expire in December 2017, according to hospital administration. But Matthew met his horrendous death in the fire, leaving the entire hospital staff in tears, it was earlier reported.In a statement, the GUMH Administration said, “The late Dr. Mathew was sent to us through our partnership with Christian Dental College in Ludhiana, India, working with us serving as our dentist and the only dentist for the entire region of northeastern Liberia.”“He also served as instructor for the only nurse dental practitioner program in the country and as a young man with a Christian heart for the profession he chose, he showed compassion for his patients and worked diligently. His tragic departure from us is traumatic to the entire staff of Ganta Mission Station and the United Methodist Church of Liberia,” the statement read.The hospital administration has not announced when another dentist will be coming to Liberia to replace the late Dr. Matthew.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Melroy Pyle, a father of four, was working on one of the buildings on the campus of the University of Guyana last December when he came into contact with electrical wires and received electric shocks that resulted in the amputation of both his arms.The challenges and difficulties the Pyles now face as a result of that incident have forced both Melroy and his wife to halt their studies at UG.Representative of the Education Department, Rhonda Monize, presenting the items to Melroy and Tena Pyle.Through its Welfare Department, the University of Guyana (UG) has donated to the Pyles some assistance from the Regional Education Department of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica)Region 4 Welfare Officer Shevon Vyphuis has said the Region Four Education Department is aware the Pyle family needs whatever assistance they can get at this stage, and has thus presented them some supplies that are necessary.“We at the Department are cognisant and aware that at this stage there are challenges and difficulties confronting you and your family as a result of the accident.Therefore, we are more than happy at this stage to lend whatever assistance we can give to you,” Vyphuis said.She added that the department is committed to granting any further assistance to the family in regard to finances and other areas of need.Melroy’s wife, Tena Pyle, expressed gratitude to the department for the donation, noting that it would be of significant help, since her husband can no longer provide for them the way he used to.