County Health Officer of Margibi County, Dr. Hawa Moore-Kromah
Another KRTTI Student Falls To Ebola
By Robert Baysah, LINA Margibi County Correspondent
KAKATA, July 22 (LINA) -Another student of the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI) in Kakata, Margibi County has reportedly died of the Ebola disease.
The death of Charles McGill, which occurred at the Soul Clinic Community in Paynesville outside Monrovia on Tuesday, July 15, brings to two the number of students who have fallen victim to the deadly disease at KRTTI in less than a month.
The first was student Michael Tengbeh, who died on June 24.
The County Health Officer of Margibi County, Dr. Hawa Moore-Kromah, told the Liberia News Agency Tuesday that the late McGill was immediately buried by his family members the following day without the knowledge or involvement of the Montserrado County Health Team.
Dr. Kromah said the Montserrado County Health Team has been alerted and is making efforts to trace all contacts made by the late McGill against the backdrop that the victim was a dormitory mate of the late Tengbeh, whom he “closely helped while he was very sick.”
She said that it is routine for medical practitioners to ensure that those who came into contact with the late McGill prior to his death are tested to ascertain whether or not they are infected and then kept under observation.
Meanwhile, Dr. Kromah has confirmed the return to work of 10 nurses at the C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata following a 21-day observation period.
The 10 nurses were on duty the day Tengbeh was taken to the hospital for treatment where tests proved he was Ebola positive.
She, however, dismissed reports that these health workers were quarantined following their encounter with student Tengbeh at the time.
She said fortunately all 10 health workers reported to work after tests proved they were negative.