Via Awareness Times: 21 Quarantined Nurses Discharged in Makeni. Excerpt:
Twenty One (21) nurses who were quarantined at the Makeni Government Hospital for twenty one days from the 20th July to the 10th August 2014 were proved negative of Ebola virus and discharged. These nurses were under surveillance after they contacted a patient who tested positive of the Ebola virus as treatment was administered to the said patient without putting on protective gears at the Makeni Government Hospital.
One of the discharged nurses this medium spoke to, requesting anonymity said it was a difficult moment for her and her colleagues as they were only praying for God’s divine intervention, as only he can save one from such a dreadful and aggressive virus. She then on behalf of the rest, expressed appreciation to her colleagues who were helping with domestic and office work.
She also used the interview to advise the nation to be very much careful and protective, avoid body contacts and stop eating bush meat and fruits that have been partly eaten by bats as they are the prime carriers of the virus. The 21 quarantined nurses have been united with their families.
Mr. Tejan Bayoh who is the Secretary of the hospital said they as hospital administration were happy as their abstinence created vacuum in the hospital and now that they have resumed duty, they will put in place stringent measures with the creation of a holding center for suspected Ebola patients. He said Ebola is a deadly disease which every citizen must take precautionary measures as according to him, protection starts with oneself.