Lofa County Representative Eugene Fallah Kparkar has heaped praises on the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and its partners for their efforts at containing the spread of the Ebola virus.
The Foya District in Lofa County, which Rep. Kparkar represents in the House of Representatives, is the epicenter of the deadly Ebola outbreak in the country.
Of the six confirmed cases of deaths from Ebola, four have been recorded as being from Foya.
While commending health workers and authorities of the Health Ministry and health stakeholders, including international partners, Rep. Kparkar expressed his regrets over the death of his kinsmen.
Rep. Kparkar specifically regretted the death of a Cuttington University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. At least two nurses are among the four deaths.
The Foya District’s lawmaker made the statement Sunday, April 27, at a program marking the official launch of a US$1,000,000 financial aid fund drive by the Foya University Student Association (FUSA) in Gardnerville outside Monrovia.
He noted that considering the proximity of the Foya District to neighboring Guinea, the spread of the Ebola virus, would not have been prevented from crossing over from neighboring country.
He admonished residents of the District to take solace in the Lord and move ahead with determination, fortitude and tenacity in the search for socio-economic and infrastructural development.
The Lofa lawmaker disclosed that an Ebola treatment center is nearing completion in Foya Airfield that would handle cases.
Rep. Kparkar stated that the huge Ebola fear that gripped citizens and residents of the district few weeks ago, has considerably reduced in the area.
“We are grateful first to God and cooperation of the neighboring countries of Guinea and Sierra Leone toward this Ebola fight,” Rep. Kparkar said.