Via FrontPageAfrica: ZMapp Arrives: Liberia Gets Test Drug for Two Doctors. Excerpt:
The government of Liberia has received first three doses of the Drug Z-Mapp, which was brought into the country on Wednesday evening via a Delta Airline Flight accompanied by Foreign Minister Augustine K. Ngafuan.
The drug is to be administered to two Liberian doctors Dr. Abraham Borbor and Dr. Zokonis Ireland currently in isolation center at the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital after contracting the deadly Ebola virus.
Tolbert Nyenswah, Assistant Health Minister for curative services at the ministry of health receiving the drug said that it is currently in an experimental stage and will require the consent of the two doctors for it to be administered to them.
“You also know about the outbreak that we are battling right now, but for sure this is not the panacea of the problem to see these couple of doses that have just arrived They were brought into the country grateful to our foreign Minister who has brought this on the aircraft that we just came here to see."
"You can see them, they are sealed up in the boxes, the temperature control is maintained. We’ve already at the ELWA hospital put in freezers that will maintain the cold-chain of these medications, so that they are administered to critical staff."
"It is at the risk of the patient, not the government of Liberia, not the ministry of social welfare, nor the pharmaceutical company will be held liable because you know these are trial medication that have not gone through the efficacy of level three clinical trials.”