Gov’t Dispatches Ebola Teams To Southeast

The Government of Liberia (GOL) has dispatched a Special Anti-Ebola Team to the South eastern part of the country to conduct training and support health workers and burial teams in that part of Liberia.

Assistant Health Minister for Preventive Services and Head of the management Team of the National Ebola Task Force, Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah, said the team which comprises 21 teams with three persons to a team had been deployed in the South East.

“They are responsible to conduct training on how to handle an Ebola infected person, provide support, the exercise leading to the burial of an Ebola infected person, counseling and infection disease control. They are working in the southeast along with the Liberian military,” Minister Nyenswah told newsmen at the regular Ebola press Briefing at the Information Ministry yesterday.

He also disclosed that last Sunday, the government received a single largest donation of Ebola materials from a humanitarian group named Director Relief based in the United States.

Mr. Nyenswah named the materials in the package as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Isolation gowns, drugs and other medical supplies which according to him are valued about US$2.5m.

Minister Nyenswah also disclosed that the government has increased the number of burial teams to ten functional ones in Montserrado County and hope to erect an Ebola testing laboratory in South- eastern Liberia which includes the counties of Grand Gedeh, Sinoe, Grand Kru, River Gee and Maryland.

Minister Nyenswah has disclosed that investigation is ongoing relative to the issuance of fake death certificates to people which enable them to take their dead relatives to funeral homes. He also said information that burial teams are demanding money is also being investigated; reports Timothy T. Seaklon.