The Montserrado County District # 6 Ebola Task Force has presented LD$500,000 to health workers in the district in recognition of their humanitarian services to the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD),
The presentation was done under the auspices of the District’s Representative, Edwin M. Snowe. The amount was provided to health workers who are presently working at various Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) and clinics in the district as a stimulus package.
During the distribution of the inducement package held on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, ELWA 1 ETU, received LD$50,000, ELWA 2 ETU, LD$50,000, MSF ETU, LD$50,000 respectively while the Chinese Ebola Treatment Unit at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex was given LD$25,000, Medical Diagnostic, LD$15,000, and the All Grace Medical clinic, LD$15,000.
Others who benefited from the District Task Force gesture include, Mother Love Clinic, LD$15,000 and Sunrise Clinic, LD$25,000. The humanitarian gesture was also extended to the old folks and various orphanage homes.
Speaking at the ceremony, Rep. Snowe expressed appreciation to the health workers for the sacrifices that the health workers are making in saving lives who contracted the dreadful Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Rep. Snowe stated that the Task Force decided to identify with them during the festive season for their hard work and dedication and admonished them to accept the little token which he described as a widow’s might.
The lawmaker however expressed sympathy to the families of health workers who died as a result of the virus, saying, “We are with you in whatever you are doing for the people so do not feel that you are alone,” he assured them.
He indicated that his office usually visits hospitals, schools and organizes parties for kids during every season and pointed out that this time it was prudent to encourage the staff of the ETUs who were on the frontline battling the disease.
The Representative of District # 6 expressed concern about the resurrection of the basic health services in the country so that health care delivery can be provided to the people who are being overwhelmed by the outbreak of the virus. He then encouraged the health service providers to continue the good works they have been doing during these difficult times.
Snowe cautioned everybody to always abide by the health measures prescribed by the Ministry of Health authorities by washing their hands regularly and avoid close contact with one another so that the virus can be defeated sooner than later.
For his part, UriasGlabo of the ELWA 2 ETU who spoke on behalf of Dr. Jerry Brown said they were highly elated for the words of encouragement and the token received from authorities of District # 6 Ebola Task Force of Montserrado County.
“This is a motivation for us to continue the sacrifices,” he said. He however paid homage to Representative Snowe for what he referred to as his relentless efforts geared toward providing the basic needs of his people over the years.