By Antoinette Sendolo From Kakata, Margibi County
The government only referral hospital in Kakata, Margibi County, C.H Rennie Hospital has denied the flee of nurses for fear of Ebola as reported by a local paper in Monrovia.
It was recently reported that nurses at the C.H Rennie Hospital were not reporting to work due to the fear of the deadly Ebola virus.
But contrary to the report, the Medical Director at the C.H Rennie hospital, Dr Adolphus Yeiah who spoke to this paper has strongly rebuked the report, noting that though nurses fear the Ebola virus, but they are still carrying on their normal duties at the hospital.
He noted that due to the recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in that part of the country, patients at the hospital are leaving without doctor’s advice, something he said is causing a serious problem at the hospital.
Dr. Yeiah added that since the recent outbreak of Ebola, there has only been one affected patient who past off some few weeks ago, adding that nurses and doctors at the C.H Rennie Hospital are now fortified with lots of personal protective equipment to prevent them from contracting the virus and as such, they are effective in performing their duties.
According to Dr Yeiah, the affected patient of the virus was a student at the Kakata Rural Teachers Training Institute (KRTTI) who was suspected of contracting from another family member who has also past off.
He said students who were seen with the affected Ebola patient are currently being contacted for observation for at least 21 days and further treatment in case they have been affected as well.
C.H Rennie Medical Director, Adolphus Yeiah however blamed the increase fear of Ebola by Liberians on what he termed as denial of the existence of the Virus in Liberia.
He then called on every Liberian to take all preventive measures in order to reduce Ebola victims in the country, adding that the Ebola virus is real and it is not mere speculations as people think.