China has completed the construction of a fifty million ‘dollars Ebola treatment center in Paynesville, Monrovia.
The massive and ultra-modern treatment was dedicated on Tuesday November 25 by the Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the Vice Minister of China’s National Health and Planning Commission Mrs. Cui Li.
The center will be operated by three batches 163 medical staff from China for a period of six months. The first batch of medical staff is currently in the country and ready to start operation.
The center which is located in the yards of the Chinese-constructed Samuel K Doe Sports Complex was constructed by a Chinese firm CNQC in collaboration with others and the Chinese army. The massive structure which contains 100 beds was constructed within stringent 21-day timeline.
According to CNQC workers on the site, it was an arduous tasks and CNQC had three of workers working 24 hours a day.
The center, as acknowledged publicly by President Sirleaf, is the most modern Ebola treatment center currently in the country. The constructions were done with prefabricated materials unlike other centers that rely solely on tents. Each structure including the wards are fully air conditioned.
CNQC has operated in Liberia for close to a decade now. It has undertaken several important construction projects in Monrovia including the complete of the Ministry of Health, construction of Royal Hotel, Chinese Embassy and the RIA Hotel currently under construction.