Via Awareness Times: Health Minister Miatta Kargbo Mocks Nurse who died of Ebola: Sierra Leone News.
Sierra Leone’s Minister of Health and Sanitation Miss Miatta Kargbo has appeared in Parliament yesterday June 17th 2014 to speak on the Ebola menace now ravaging Kailahun district and posing a threat to Sierra Leone.
Whilst she appeared with many facts to defend her ministry, the minister went on to shock many by describing two of her deceased staff with promiscuous references of illicit, extra-marital sexual affairs. As citizens listened in horror, she openly identified the male staff by name and went on to say the female staff died because she was in a sexual relationship with the male staff.
However, her claims were to be swiftly debunked by the elected parliamentarian for Daru.
Meanwhile, this newspaper has the full length audio recording of the May 26th Emergency press conference where Health Minister Miatta Kargbo damned Sierra Leone’s dead Ebola patients as causing their own deaths by not obeying government orders not to cross into Guinea.
Yesterday, the minister went on to repeat the same condemnation of the dead but this time, she was blaming her own ministry staff as she insulted and slurred the memory of one of the ministry’s State Enrolled Community Health Nurse (SECHN) who died from Ebola in Daru.
According to the minister, the SECHN did not die because of lack of protective clothing but because she caught the Ebola through sex by being in a ‘boyfriend-girlfriend’ love affair with an infected male Community Health Officer with whom she used to sleep in a room.
What made the mockery of the deceased nurse to be quite ironical was the dress code which the minister herself wore to appear in front of the elected people’s representatives. As she was busy denigrating the sexual lifestyle of the deceased nurse, the minister was standing to some extent, blatantly half naked in front of MPs with a sleeveless outfit that was seductively cut to expose deep into her bosom displaying her breasts.
Worse of all, the material of the outfit was such that even the two nipples of the minister’s breasts were pointing out sharply in a very seductive manner akin to that of promiscuous women.
A whole Government Minister of Health, half-dressed in seductive, sleeveless attire and breast parts left with little to imagine in a manner most unbefitting her ministerial status, stood in front of elected parliamentarians to publicly say a deceased nurse who died of Ebola did not die for lack of protective clothing but because the dead nurse had been in a love affair with another infected male health worker who transmitted the virus through their love relationship.
The report goes on in this vein for quite a while. This does not bode well for public health in Sierra Leone.