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Maryland County Representative, Bhofal Chambers

 

 

 

Lawmaker Wants Health Workers Protected From Ebola

Winnie S.T. Dixon

MONROVIA, July 24 (LINA) – Maryland County Representative, Bhofal Chambers, has called for greater attention to be placed on providing protection for health workers in Liberia, if the country  is to overcome the current Ebola outbreak.

The lawmaker said reports of health workers fleeing hospitals and not giving attention to certain patients is a clear indication of lack of confidence on the part of these professionals in the measures put in place to protect their lives.

In an interview with the Liberia News Agency via mobile phone on Thursday, July 24, the Maryland County Lawmaker said while spreading the message of preventing Ebola is beneficial and necessary, it would be counter-productive if persons having other medical conditions die due to the unwillingness of health workers to take the risk of handling patients.

Chambers added that the fear on the part of health workers to go to health facilities and their reluctance to handle patients is resulting to many persons choosing to stay home and prescribe  medications for themselves which they then buy at pharmacies.

This situation, he said, means that many persons will not have their real conditions treated, leading to their illness becoming extreme and eventual death.

According to the latest statistics released by the Ministry of Health, about 27 or one out of every five victims of the Ebola disease since its outbreak in the country are health workers.

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