Via the Sierra Leone Issues Facebook page, a report on Africa Young Voices: ‘Soja’ To Replace Dr. Khan. Excerpt:
A senior Military Officer and Medical Doctor specialized in treating viral diseases such Laser Fever ad Ebola Virus Disease, Dr. Col Foday Sahr, has according to reliable State House sources, being earmarked to take over the diseased Dr. Sheik Usman Khan at the Kenema Ebola Treatment Centre.
It has however not yet been confirmed whether or not Dr. Foday will take up the new job which involves high risk and sacrifice. Unfortunately however, he is said to be the only available Sierra Leonean expert in that area.
According to what this press has gathered, Dr. Sahr Foday had since April this year written to the government expressing his concern over the Ebola outbreak. According to him, the death the first Ebola affected person should be considered as a national crisis. He reportedly advised that in an event of any death caused by Ebola the entire community must be condomed and everyone leaving in that community screened.
This early warning was not taken seriously by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and as a result, has subsequently led to this precarious state the country now finds itself in the fight against a deadly virus disease that has killed a number of Sierra Leoneans including the lead Medical Doctor in the fight.