Via the Daily Observer, an August 11 report: ‘Hunger, Thirst Worsening Ebola Victims’ Conditions in Quarantine Centers’. Excerpt:
A national human right group, the Foundation of International Dignity (FIND) has disclosed that the conditions of Ebola victims in quarantined centers across the country are facing an alarming lack of food and liquids.
FIND executive director Roosevelt Woods says his orgnization has been informed that Ebola victims eat once a day and hardly receive average liquid or fluid to go along with their treatment.
The social justice advocate group made the revelation over the past week at their Capitol Hill, Monrovia office.
Mr. Woods told scores of journalists gathered for a press conference that the government is under constitutional obligation to protect the lives of its citizens. This means there would be more chances of survival if the government filled the warehouses of the quarantined centers with food and fluids.
“The creation of psychosocial counseling, feeding, water and medication seriously complements medication and saves more lives,” Mr. Woods argued.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the Ebola hemorrhagic fever has no standard treatment for the fever, but patients may likely survived if they receive supportive therapy. This consists of balancing the patient’s fluids and electrolytes, maintaining their oxygen status and blood pressure, and treating them for any complicating infections.
The human dignity promotional group urged the government to heighten its fight against the deadly Ebola virus by reopening public health centers in the counties along with the provision of Ebola safety gears and insurance to health workers. The foundation also called for additional ambulances in the counties.
He announced the assignment of monitors to quarantined centers to observe the situation.
Mr. Woods frowned on the stigmatization and criminalization of the virus both in and out of the country.