General Service Agency Director General, Madam Mary Broh
Five Bodies Found In West Point Township
By: Winnie Dixon (Intern)
MONROVIA, August 13 (LINA) - Residents of the Township of West Point, the largest slum in the Liberian capital Monrovia, were shocked by the discovery of five dead bodies with symptoms of the Ebola virus in their community.
West Point is a low income community with a heavily congested population of both Liberians and foreign nationals who eke out their living from fishing and petty trading as well as employment in government.
According to Montserrado County District #7 Representative Solomon George, even though a near violent situation was put under control Wednesday morning, there are still pressing issues to be addressed by the National Task Force on Ebola in responding to calls from communities arriving at the same time.
He named those concerns as the need to increase the number of burial and spraying teams, treatment units, ambulances and adequate compensation for health workers to effectively dispose of dead bodies in the communities.
Rep. George told the Liberia News Agency that as a result of the gravity of the Ebola virus, a special meeting would be convened between officials of the district and the General Service Agency Director General, Madam Mary Broh, to discuss modalities to help contain the disease in the Township.
The Representative said the U.S. Center for Disease Control experts in Liberia have alarmed that at least 20,000 persons could die of the virus in the country if things are not handled properly in a more robust and timely fashion.