Liberia President Notes Improvement in Ebola Fight
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed delight that most Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) around Monrovia are experiencing a decline in patient intake. The President, however, warned Liberians to continue to follow the preventive measures specified by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoSHW) in order to break transmission of the disease, as there are still hotspots in some communities.
“I feel very good. The people are working well – doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers – they are all very vigilant and very efficient; more importantly, most of the ETUs don’t have patients,” the elated Liberian President told journalists following a tour of several ETUs around Monrovia yesterday.
She had toured those centers in order to assess conditions, including constraints, if any, and to thank healthcare workers, partners, and volunteers for their services to the country especially in the fight against the Ebola virus disease.
The President’s visit took her to treatment units at ELWA-II, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), ELWA-III, Ministry of Defense, the three ETUs under construction at the Samuel Kayon Doe Sports Complex, and the National Ebola Command Center in Sinkor.