SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 By Ibrahim Tarawallie
In response to a request made by the Bombali District Health Management Team, Addax Bioenergy Sierra Leone has commenced the construction of an Ebola Isolation Unit in Makeni, north of the country.
The unit, which will cost over Le300 million, is part of the company’s support towards the fight against the deadly virus which has claimed the lives of more than 500 Sierra Leoneans.
According to the District Medical Officer-North, Dr. Tom Sesay, the construction of the unit is timely and a move in the right direction for the people in the district as well as the fight against the disease.
He stated that the company’s various interventions, which include generous donations to the fight against Ebola, would go a long way in bringing the disease under control.
On behalf of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and the government, Dr. Sesay expressed his profound thanks and appreciation to the Board of Directors, management and staff of the company for constructing a “life saving” support to the Ebola fight.
Also, the company’s General Manager, Trevor Endres, noted that though the Ebola disease is dreadful, it can be brought under control if people put into practice simple messages given to them by health experts.
Endres assured that under his leadership, the company would continue to support the people of Sierra Leone until Ebola is kicked out of the country, and called on health workers to use the facility judiciously as every life saved is a win for the company and the country.