- Search Results
Physician Assistants Call For More Ebola Protective Gears
Date Uploaded: Jul 09, 2014

Health Ministry




Physician Assistants Call For More Ebola Protective Gears

By Calvin Brooks

MONROVIA, July 08 (LINA) - The President of the Liberia Physician Assistants Association (LIPAA) has underscored the need for the Ministry of Health to provide more protective gears for health workers to prevent them from contracting the Ebola virus.

LIPAA head Jerry Kollie observed that the lack of adequate protective equipment for health workers, particularly physician assistants and nurses who are assigned at health facilities, has led to the death of some health workers, creating fear among staff in some health centers.

Kollie made the statement Tuesday at a press conference at the LIPAA head office in Monrovia.

He indicated that while it is true that health workers took vows to protect lives and save patients in their care, it is also critical that the health workers be protected by the issuance of the necessary gears to save them from infection.

He pointed out that if health workers should continue providing effective and efficient services at health facilities across Liberia, then the Ministry of Health must ensure that the staff safety and wellbeing are guaranteed.

Meanwhile, the LIPAA official has cautioned health workers to take preventive measures as some of their colleagues have already died from Ebola, while others are in critical condition as a result of Ebola infection.


latest headlines
‘A Strong Civil Service Reduces Poverty’ – Swedish Diplomat
A Swedish diplomat has said that her country believes that a strengthened civil service has an important role in Liberia’s effort to reduce pov ...more
ILO Vows To Protect Liberian Workers
The Head of the International Labour Organization (ILO) for English-speaking West African States, Dennis Zulu, has promised that his institution ...more
Over 31,000 Sitting Senior High WAEC Test Across Liberia
About 31,297 senior high school students from 588 schools across the country Monday started writing the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) ...more
AFL Apologizes For Soldiers' Brutality Against Bong Citizens
The Executive Officer of the 23rd Infantry Brigade of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) in Bong County, Captain Francis Gbodi, has apologized to ...more
Miss Liberia Wokie Dolo Off To Uganda For Mega Charity
Miss Liberia, Wokie Dolo, is in Uganda upon the invitation of Miss Uganda, Nakitende Irene, to participate in charitable works. ...more
Int’l Partners Nudge Political Parties To Help Prepare National Forum
A tripartite body, comprising two African and one global partners, is calling on political parties and stakeholders to support an initiative to h ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency