The Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization or BIN says Personal Protective Equipment or PPEs donated by the Government of the People’s Republic of China will enhance the work of its officers and also boost their confidence to thoroughly inspect people moving from one county to another as well as people entering the country.
BIN Commissioner Lemuel A. Reeves has instructed that the PPEs be given to immigration officers deployed at strategic entries around the country. Commissioner Reeves pointed out that the bureau has been striving to ensure that its officers are protected from Ebola by having the appropriate equipment and heeding preventive measures.
The Chinese Embassy near Monrovia on Monday donated over 2,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Bureau of Immigration and Nationalization to protect its officers against the Ebola virus.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, deputy commissioner of Immigration for Operations, Robert Gboyee, said the bureau had earlier received more than 30 motorbikes from the Government of Liberia to beef up its operations. He added that the bureau has been given communication gadgets to keep in contact with personnel deployed across the country in enhancing their operations.
Ebola has killed over 2000 persons in West Africa since the outbreak in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone with Liberia toping the death toll, according to the World Health Organization.
CHAL donates PPEs and medical supplies to member unit
The Christian Health Association of Liberia with funding from the Inter-church Medical Assistance in the U.S and the German Institute for Medical Mission has donated personal protective equipment and medical supplies worth 52,150 USD to its member institutions in Liberia.
Making the presentation, the President of the Board of Directors of CHAL Elizabeth Sele Mulbah, said if the fight against Ebola should be won, Liberians should stand as one because the virus does not discriminate.
She cautioned member units of CHAL to take the challenge and go all out in fighting the epidemic. Madam Mulbah, however, commended their partners for the funding and promised to distribute equally to member units that are working tirelessly in the fight against the Ebola virus disease.
The Executive Director of CHAL, Patricia Kamara in a remark said said the PPEs distributed included 218 gloves, 300 face masks, 1,200 protective gowns, 44 body bags, 44 sprays, and 44 water barriers amongst others.
She said this was the organization’s way of easing some of the challenges members units are faced with. In response, representatives from the various member units thanked CHAL for the donation and promise to continue the fight against the Ebola virus.