Via The New Dawn: Recovered PA dubbed as heroine. Excerpt:
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has described as heroic decision by a Liberian physician assistant at the C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County, who recently recovered from Ebola to return to work immediately.
Physician Assistant Mrs. Kandy Kobbah, told the Liberian leader that her infection, isolation and subsequent full recovery from the silent killer is not the end of the road in her medical service, and that she will return to her area of assignment in Kakata to resume normal duty.
Speaking in tears, Mrs. Kobbah said though she had gone through all the pains and isolation as the result of the disease, she will continue to provide services to the public even in these difficult times, using her status as an Ebola survivor to educate citizens with the notion that the disease does not exist.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian PA made the assertion Saturday, August 30, when she and a Congolese doctor, Senga Oneoga, were discharged from the Liberian-run Ebola Treatment Center at the ELWA Hospital following full recovery.
Dr. Oneoga, who has worked in Liberia for the past three years, got infected while treating Ebola patients in Monrovia. Both of them were treated with the experimental Zmapp drug from America.
Speaking when she received the two health workers, President Sirleaf expressed appreciation that Liberians were taking ownership and said she is encouraged by the motivated health workers at the ELWA Ebola Treatment Center.
“Nothing would have made me happy further other than Mrs. Kobbah’s zeal and determination to save lives even at her own risk,” President Sirleaf said when she addressed health workers at the C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata City, adding, “As a government, we must do all within our power to keep health workers safe as they save lives.”