By Our Margibi Correspondent
Margibi County, one of the counties hard-hit by the Ebola virus which killed thousands of people in Liberia, has made significant strives in the war against the deadly virus.
Speaking to our correspondent at the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Kakata, Margibi County recently, the Director of the Emergency Ebola Treatment Unit for Margibi and Bong Counties, Dr. Kassahun Asheber Gebrehiwot said from December 26, 2014 to present no new case has been reported at the ETUs.
Dr. Kassahun said the Ebola Treatment Unit was established on Nov. 22, 2014 in order to help the people of Margibi and Bong Counties to help combat the spread of the virus.
He added that the ETU received one hundred and sixty seven suspected cases since it was established adding that only four were positive with the Ebola virus disclosing that the ETU currently has one suspected patience.
He further said that two meetings are held daily in order to improve the working relationship with the staff of the International Medical Corps (IMC) and the local staff at the ETU in Kakata.
Dr. Kassahun noted that the ETU has eighty beds but forty beds are available for suspected cases while the remaining forty are for confirmed cases. He disclosed further that presently there are more empty beds at the ETU in Kakata, Margibi County.
Meanwhile Dr. Kassahun thanked the citizens of Margibi County and the county Health Team for the level of support, stressing that they have always been vigilant and continue to observe all the preventive health measures in all villages and Towns.
He said the International Medical Corps (IMC) will continue to help the county and the Government of Liberia in order to combat the deadly disease out of Liberia.