Via The New Dawn: Curran Hospital seeks pre-equipping to fight Ebola. Excerpt:
The Chief Administrator of the Lutheran Church-operated Curran Hospital in Zorzor District, Lofa County is seeking support from government and international partners to pre-position needed equipment and supplies to make the hospital more effective in combating the Ebola virus.
Mr. Peter Flomo said the hospital currently needs an additional ambulance, washable mattresses, and protective garments, among other essentials, to be used in isolated rooms for the treatment of Ebola patients. whenever there is an outbreak of the virus in the area. Recently, a patient was diagnosed with the Ebola disease in Zorzor District.
Speaking in a telephone interview with the Liberia News Agency Wednesday from Zorzor City, Mr. Flomo pointed out that the Curran Hospital serves as a referral hospital for people in Zorzor and Salayea Districts, as well as some towns in neighboring Guinea, and stressed the need for additional logistics to enhance the performance of health workers at the hospital in combating the Ebola disease.
He said the ambulance would serve as a standby for patients with such isolated medical cases like Ebola, while the washable mattresses, preventive garments and other materials would also be used in isolated rooms. He noted that ordinary patients cannot ride the same ambulance and share rooms with people suspected of carrying the Ebola virus.