Via The New Dawn: Health Ministry wants US$14M. Excerpt:
Despite the US$5 million provided by the Liberian Government for the current Ebola fight, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare here says it desperately needs US$14 million to fight virus.
Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah, says the ministry has designed new methods, which requires US$14 million to put forth a strong fight against the deadly virus.
Speaking to The New Dawn in front of the Justice Ministry in Monrovia, Minister Nyenswah said, the funds will be used to establish various centers that will trace suspected victims of the virus, which will help to curtail the uncontrollable spread of the Ebola Virus across the country.
“Though, we did not receive the US$1.5 million requested from government to fight the virus, but we have designed new programs, which are better to minimize the spread if not getting it off our back, and that will cost us US$14 million for the period it will be here for,” he said.
According to him, the US$1.5 million was projected with the understanding that the virus had not spread in such a manner that it is today, but with counties being part infested terrain, the government needs more resources to combat the virus.