20 August 2014

Liberia: Margibi County Youth Donates Disinfectants to Ebola Fight

Margibi County — A youth of the Cinta Clan in Margibi County has donated disinfectants and medical gears worth over $10,000 US dollars to residents to contain the Ebola outbreak in the county. Items donated along with the medical gears include six hundred buckets, one thousand pieces of soap, six hundred gallons of chloride, ten bags of rice and cartoons of lights.

At a press conference held recently in Weala, Margibi County, Mr. Clarence Gahr said the medical consignment to citizens of the district was a show of time and needed service.

He said residents of the county have had one of the highest hit of Ebola deaths - a situation he said is claiming so many lives in just five months. Gahr, an Accountant at the Salala Rubber Corporation (SRC), gave tribute to the citizens of the district for making so much publicity about the Ebola Outbreak. He expressed gratitude for the donated consignment saying that it will help immensely.

He said the situation in the district was quite disappointing; pointing out that everything has come to a halt. According to him the heinous Ebola disease is taking its toll and terminating family lineages as 90% of some families have died. He also advised the Margibi County Health Team to change the sensitization message by now emphasizing on zero contact.

Gahr also thanked all the community people for their efforts in fighting the disease. He said Liberia was in a pathetic situation as people are now being buried in mass graves in the absence of their loved ones.

He informed that because of the Ebola outbreak when people currently become sick, they are not giving any treatment and automatically die. He advised all and sundry to give confidence to the health workers to treat other people that are not Ebola effected. He disclosed that even hospitals in the county had closed. Gahr urged citizens to put hands on deck to contain the disease before it spreads to other parts of the district.

In his welcome address Cinta's Township Commissioner, William Julye, described the donation as a clear demonstration of love and sympathy to the people of district 5 as the disease continues to kill every now and then.

He said the people of the district would really appreciate whoever comes to their rescue at this moment in order to contain the dreadful disease. "Most of us have lost relatives either directly or indirectly to the Ebola disease, especially in our district," he disclosed, adding that "even at this press conference we just had a call that there were more suspected cases in the district.

An official of the county health team only identified as Beatrice on behalf of commended Gahr for the gesture. She admitted the fact that the as the Ebola disease is new to the district and Liberia, they were initially baffled about it. According to her, they are now changing the awareness messages, to reduce the tendency of contacts made with possibly infected persons.

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