The Regional Head of Civil Society Organizations in Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties has urged the Government of Liberia to seek the welfare of Ebola survivors across the Country. According to Mr. George Johnson, some Liberians were abandoning family members returning from Ebola Treatment Units or ETU on suspicion that they were still being infected.
He said the government must take the responsibility of caring for such Ebola survivors and have them reintegrated into their communities. The CSOs head for Nimba, Bong and Lofa Counties also urged people rejecting survivors of the Ebola virus to stop, and put themselves in the same situation as yje survivors.
He urged NGOs and the government to begin rendering support to survivors of the disease in order to discourage stigmatization in their respective communities. He challenges all sectors of the Liberian society to join international partners in the process in making the country an Ebola-free environment.
Bong clinic appeals for Base Radio, PPEs
The Officer in Charge of the Gbansue-Suloma Community Clinic in Boysville Township, Zota District, Bong County has emphasized the urgent need for the installation of a communication tower at the facility. According to Madam Esther Harris, the presence of the tower for communication purposes will to help to restore the hope of the people in the region.
Speaking to our Bong County correspondent recently, Madam Harris said the absence of communication at the Clinic was a serious impediment to its smooth operation. Ms. Harris also appealed to the County Health Team and other partners. For a long range base radio, noting that the previous base radio erected at the Clinic by the French medical charity Medicines Dumondé, was no longer usable since a year.
She urged authorities of the Bong County Health Team to create an enabling environment for staff of the clinic to contact ambulances in case of emergency, adding that they find it extremely difficult to transfer critical patients to the Gbalatuah Clinic, Phebe and C. B. Dunbar Hospitals in the absence of the GSM network.
She said if the clinic must redouble its efforts in ensuring a good healthcare delivery system, the provision of adequate drugs and PPEs, as well as a clinic base radio must be prioritized. She disclosed that since the outbreak of the Ebola Virus, not a single case has been observed in the region. The County Health Team has not been in the position to comment on the issue in Gbarnsue-Soloma in Boyesville Township, Zota District.