The Inquirer (Monrovia)

1 September 2014

Liberia: As C. H. Rennie Hospital Set to Reopen - Family Health Division Trains Nurses

In an effort to re-open the C. H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County, the Family Health Division of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on Wednesday August 27, 2014 hold one-day Training Workshop for Nurses in Kakata.

The workshop which brought together nurses from Health center in Kakata is intended to build the capacity of participants of how to use the PPE materials in the Hospital.

Speaking to this paper, the Director of Family Health Division at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Training Coordinator for the Ebola Response, Dr. CuallauJabbeh Howe said the training is intended for nurses to know how to diagnose Ebola symptoms, how to be prevented and how to use the PPE materials.

Dr. Howe added that the training is important for nurses at the C. H. Rennie Hospital as they get set to reopen the Hospital in order to fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the county.

She said the training is in all of the counties that are been hit by this deadly Ebola virus.

Making remarks on behalf of the C. H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, the acting County Health Officer, Dr. Adolphus T. Yeiah thanked the Family Health Division at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and called on Participants to use the PPE materials for their safety.

For his part the Medical Doctor at the Jackson F. Doe Hospital in Nimba County, and also Technical Assistant for the Ebola Response Dr. Francis Kateh said the training was important for nurses to build hope, and move ahead in the establishment of the bases services to the people of Kakata, and its environs.

Dr. Kateh noted that they are hoping that the C. H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County will reopen in about ten days for the people of Kakata, starting with the ER and later the OPD unit.

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