Gov’t Brings In 12 Ambulances…As Ebola Now Reaches The 15 Counties
The Ebola Case Management head and Assistant Health Minister for Preventive Service, Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah, has disclosed that 12 Ambulances recently procured by the Government of Liberia (GOL) are promptly responding to the Ebola outbreak in the country.
Minister Nyenswah said the response effort is ongoing well and it is sure that Ebola will be eradicated now that patients are being transported safely to the various Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs).
Nyenswah who was addressing the daily Ebola Press Conference at the Ministry of Information yesterday said government will soon trace and identify Ebola patients as part of the ongoing fight against the menace.
Minister Nyenswah said currently the testing of Ebola patients has increased to 300 daily as a means of speeding up treatment and response.
The Ebola Case Management head said statistics now show that the Ebola virus has hit all of Liberia’s fifteen counties and stressed that Ebola can be eradicated if people can break away from those traditional practices that expose one to the virus. These traditional practices include but not limited to bathing of a dead body before burial.
“If we are to break the chain of Ebola and curtail the spread from family to family we have to break away from some of the traditional practices. We must stop the transmission of Ebola by doing things that will stop the transmission,” Minister Nyenswah said.
Meanwhile, it was disclosed at the Information Ministry yesterday that some Ebola survivors are expected to be discharged from the Community Care Center in Bomi County.