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Gbarpolu Hospital Receives Vehicle to Fight Ebola
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Gbarpolu Hospital Receives Vehicle to Fight Ebola

By Emmanuel Mondaye, LINA Gbarpolu County Correspondent

BOPOLU, August 16 (LINA) – The government has provided a twin-cabin pickup to the Chief Jallah Lone Medical Center, the only referral health facility in Gbarpolu County, for use in the fight against the Ebola disease.

According to authorities of the hospital, the vehicle will alleviate the difficulties faced in deploying health practitioners and responding to information about dead bodies in places where there are no health centers.

There is so far no confirmed case of Ebola in the county since its outbreak in Liberia in March this year.

In a related development, several traditional leaders from various districts of the county have launched sensitization and awareness campaigns in various towns and villages about the Ebola virus.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) is also coordinating Ebola activities with the participation of all local government officials in the county.

Meanwhile, health authorities in the county have intensified the Ebola awareness campaign in the county.

The health authorities are also conducting a three-day training of 38 community volunteers who will sensitize residents of their communities about the Ebola disease.

Communities benefiting from the training include Dark Forest, Bondi, New Bopolu, Central Bopolu and Promised Land.

The training organized by the county’s Ebola Task Force is aimed at getting the full involvement of the people in the fight against the disease.

Speaking at the opening of the workshop, participant  J. Cole Jallah said they were happy that the Task Force could involve them in the dissemination of Ebola messages to citizens of Bopolu District, noting that this will prepare the citizens for any Ebola emergency situation.

He said the participants will return to their various communities to conduct training for residents to understand why everyone should adhere to preventive measures outlined by the Ministry of Health.

LINA EDM/TSS/PTK

 

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