A local artist, Emma Smith, has donated US$1,000 cash and several assorted items to Ebola patients at the ELWA Hospital Treatment Unit in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
Madam Smith, a promising Liberian musical artist, donated 100 peers of rubber slippers, five cartons of Lucozade, four boxes of digestive biscuit, and 10 cartons of juice besides the cash.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony on Monday, 8 September she said it’s saddened that innocent citizens are dying of the dangerous virus, especially young children, who contracted the virus from their infected parents.
Emma said the nation is not willing to lose any more citizens from the virus, and urged the public adhere all preventive measures announced by health authorities to remain safe.
She said the donation is intended to give inmates at the treatment unit hope of surviving the Ebola virus.
The local artist stressed that nurses at the hospital need special attention to enable them to effectively combat the virus, that has take a serious death toll on the country, including health care workers, and doctors and nurses. The Ebola outbreak here, which started in late March claimed over about 1,000 lives in Liberia alone.
“We are here in solidarity with this government, because we cannot watch and allow government alone to suffer without doing anything to help; we must give helping hands to our people in this time of problem; there is still a possibility for these people to survive; we must all come together and work to buttress the government’s effort to stop the spread of the virus and save patients with the virus,” she Miss Smith said.