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LEMAG Frowns On Delays In Burying Ebola Corpses

By Robert Dixon

MONROVIA, August 7 (LINA) - The Liberia Environmental Media Action Group (LEMAG) says its attention has been drawn to the failure of health authorities to promptly collect and bury corpses of people suspected to have died from Ebola in various communities.

LEMAG Executive Director Peter A. Fahn said any delay by the authorities to remove dead bodies from street corners and communities has the propensity to worsen an already bad public health situation.

Fahn said since July, several dead bodies have been seen in communities and along streets, including the Freeport of Monrovia, Battery Factory, Shoe Factory and Barnesville Junction as well as the St. Paul Bridge Community.

He told the Liberia News Agency on Wednesday that delays by the relevant authorities to remove dead bodies from communities has caused residents to riot in demand of the removal of the corpses.

He also frowned on the Ministry of Health “Ebola Rapid Response Team” for not promptly responding to emergency calls for ambulance from community residents in order to take patients to medical facilities for immediate treatment.

He applauded the government for steps taken so far as well as allotting US$5 million to fight Ebola, but urged the government to procure more ambulances and safety gears for health workers to enhance their response against the rampaging epidemic.

The group said if the Ministry does not work to improve its response time,   the situation could result into the deaths of many ill individuals.

Meanwhile, LEMAG has called on the Government to avoid burying Ebola victims in populated residential communities and near water bodies or wetlands.

The group recommended that the government identifies suitable burial sites far from both residential communities and fragile ecosystem, including water bodies and wetlands.




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