The Liberia Reconstruction & Development Company or LRDC has donated 50 pieces of personal protective clothing to the national Ebola Taskforce in support of the ongoing nationwide fight against the deadly virus. The Ebola virus has killed over 300 citizens, especially doctors and nurses with hundreds of suspected cases being reported across the country.
On Monday, a Chinese cargo plane landed at the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County with a consignment of medical supplies, valued at US$1. 5 million, including personal protective equipment, thermometers, Sanitizers and drugs to help fight the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. An experimental Serum from the United States arrived here Tuesday, to be used on affected Liberian doctors.
Making the donation in Monrovia on Wednesday, 13 August LRDC managing director, Yusef Johnson, said the company is disturbed by the magnitude of the spread of the virus in the country and the unimaginable deaths it continues to inflict on the population.
“It is extremely tragic that the virus is also taking the lives of our healthcare workers, who are at the front line, risking their lives, providing health care for the victims of this virus”, he said. Mr. Johnson said Ebola is a common enemy to all and Liberians must galvanize their best strength to fight and defeat the virus.
“In this effort”, he said, “We at LRDC have come to make this modest presentation of a few dozens of personal protective clothing for use by our healthcare workers in the fight against the virus.” Receiving the donation on behalf of the special task force, Mr. Addy expressed thanks and appreciation to the LRDC for the personal protective garments.
A member of the task force, General Services Agency director Madam Mary Broh, commended the LRDC for its effort, saying that it is a demonstration of passion for the country.