Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy
Bong Testing For Ebola At Salala Checkpoint
By: Ballah Kollie, LINA Bong County Correspondent
GBARNGA, August 28 (LINA) - Bong County Health Team in collaboration with the county’s Ebola Taskforce have set up a testing point at the Salala Checkpoint in the county.
Health personnel deployed will test the temperature of travelers using Themo Flash, a device capable of detecting the temperature of a person when pointed at them in close range, but without touching the body.
Speaking at the occasion recently, Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy called for collaboration between the joint security and health personnel assigned at the checkpoint and warned against discrimination in the process.
“You are to ensure that everyone commuting through this checkpoint will disembark the vehicle, wash their hands and get tested before granting them access to and from the our county,” she said.
Commissioning health worker at the Salala checkpoint, Bong County Health Officer Dr. Samson K. Arzoaquoi said the setup at the Salala checkpoint is the first of six testing centers that will be installed across the county.
He cautioned the workers against breaching their professional ethics, referring all persons with temperature 39 degrees and above to the joint security to return them to their points of departure.
He lauded cooperation a between his office and security officers assigned at the Salala Checkpoint and hope for a continuation of the collaboration.
Under the new measure, persons traveling to Bong County through Margibi County will now have to enter the county before 6:00p.m.or stay at the checkpoint until the next day.