MSF ETU: Discharged 236 So Far

The Emergency Coordinator of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Madam Laurence Sailly, says that about 236 Liberians have been treated and discharged from the ELWA Ebola Management Center in Paynesville.

Speaking during the Ministry of Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism press briefing on Monday, Madam Lauren Sailly said 1,052 patients had been treated since the MSF resumed its services on August 18.

She stated that despite criticism from some individuals, the priority of MSF is to give patients the best chance of survival at its centers.

MSF is a medical humanitarian organization that is working in more than 60 countries across that globe.  It is collaborating with several international partners across West Africa to bring the Ebola outbreak under control.

Meanwhile, the Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) Office in Liberia, Dr. Peter Graaff, said the fight against Ebola in Liberia will not be successful if health workers embarked on a strike action.

Dr. Graaff, who also spoke during the MICAT press briefing, warned that a strike action would create serious problems for the fight against Ebola and urged health workers to be patient and continue their work to save the lives of the Liberian people.

Recently the National Health Workers Association of Liberia threatened to go-slow if appropriate attention were not given to the concerns of health practitioners in the country.

In a related development, Dr. Graaff informed reporters that the Ebola Treatment Unit being constructed in Congo Town will shortly be completed and opened for the treatment of Ebola patients.


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