Via Front Page Africa: Ebola Deaths Turn Redemption Hospital into Ghost Town. Excerpt:
New Kru Town, Monrovia - On a sunny Tuesday afternoon the scene at a normally busy Redemption Hospital is eerie and quiet, the patient waiting area is empty and the drop of a pin can easily be heard. The hospital seems like a church during weekdays which congregation only gathers on Sundays.
Though not officially shut down, the hospital is not taking patients and many of the nurses and health workers cannot be found at the facility. FrontPageAfrica later learned from a reliable source at the hospital, that many of the nurses decided to boycott work due to fear for their lives, as a result of the death of a nurse last weekend who worked at the facility.
“The nurses did not come today because of the other nurse’s death from Ebola. Even me, I did not come for two days because I was afraid,” said the source that cautioned FPA reporters not to touch anything but be careful how they move about the hospital.
William Nagbe a resident of Jamaica road who came to seek medical treatment at the hospital, which is the only government referral hospital in the area was turned away, after the woman accompanying him told the security guard at the entrance of the facility, that she had brought him for urgent medical attention as he could hardly stand.
“The hospital closed, we are not accepting patients here. All the nurses gone home,” said the guard who barricaded himself behind the small entrance that looked like an iron cage.