At least six Ebola patients have been discharged from the Ganta Ebola Treatment Center in Nimba County after they were given medication by doctors. After they were discharged, the six survivors were certificated by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through Dr. Paye Gbamie, who is the assigned doctor to the county.
Speaking to The NewDawn Nimba correspondent, Dr. Gbamie expressed happiness that the six persons were able to have been treated successfully at the Center.
He narrated that the six survivors were taken to the Center very sickly, but only one of them tested positive after their specimen was taken and sent to the US mobile laboratory at the Cuttington University in Suacoco, Bong County. Dr. Gbamie furthered that eight more persons are currently at the center, and follow-ups are being done on them to ascertain their status.
At the same time, he attributed the success of the six survivors early treatment and called on the public to report cases earlier, stressing, the earlier a suspect reports to the center, that patient stands a good chance of surviving.
Meanwhile, Dr. Gbamie has emphasized the need to increase staff at the Ganta Treatment Center from 28 to 90 in order to make it functionally effective, noting that the center is currently understaffed.