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Nurses Quit G.W. Harley Hospital For Fear Of Ebola

By Wellington Patrick, LINA Nimba County Correspondent

SANNIQUELLIE, July 18 (LINA) - Nurses at the G.W Harley Hospital in Sanniquellie, Nimba County on Thursday, July 17,  quit the premises of the hospital for fear of contracting the Ebola virus.

The action followed the discovery of a suspected Ebola case at the hospital for the first time.

The County Health Services Administrator, Rancy Leslah, told reporters that a man (whose name was not disclosed) had two kids, who are suspected Ebola patients, admitted at the GW Harley Hospital and St. Mary Clinic in Sanniquellie respectively.

Rancy said nurses at both facilities disclosed to the County Health Team Thursday that the two kids showed symptoms of Ebola, including high fever, vomiting and diarrhea during the third day of their stay at both health centers.  

However, no Ebola tests have been conducted on the two kids.

The County Health Administrator said the nurses might have fled the hospital due to lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the facility.

He is therefore calling on stakeholders, citizens and the Ministry of Health and its partners to donate PPE that would encourage the nurses to return and continue their services at the hospital.

Meanwhile, parents of the patients are said to have refused to be quarantined and have reportedly escaped to Kpolay, a town behind Zorgowee, located about 75 kilometers from Sanniquellie.

Superintendent Fong Zuagele has appealed to the parents of the patients to report to the G.W. Harley Hospital for treatment as requested by the County Health Administration.



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