The Liberia Medical and Dental Council has began a 10-day monitoring of all public and private health facilities in Montserrado County. According to a press release issued in Monrovia on Monday, 3 November the aim of the process is to monitor systems and processes in health facilities to prevent and control infections, in keeping with the health regulations of the Liberia especially in the wake of the Ebola outbreak.
LMDC acting clinical coordinator Kolubak Kabbah, said some of the areas being targeted include patients care, laboratory services, waste management, and Administrative functions. Mr. Kabbah noted that continuous technical in-service trainings in clinical areas and supervision should be a priority in order to combat Ebola and other infectious diseases in Liberia.
He said, if this is instituted, it will help promote quality clinical standards for health facilities across the country. The acting clinical coordinator further disclosed that a total of 10 teams, comprising of four individuals on each team are involved in the 10-day exercise.