April 24, 2015 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
As they continue efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus disease, Driving Doctor, a project at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), yesterday donated pure drinking water to the Hasting Ebola Treatment Centre.
During a symbolic handing over of bundles of water to the centre on behalf of board members of Driving Doctor in Germany, Chief Executive Officer Susanne Schroeder said as an organization rendering medical aid to vulnerable mothers and children in Sierra Leone, they were aware of the fact that it was quite difficult for people to work in an Ebola treatment centre.
“You are not only saving the lives of Ebola virus disease patients in the centre, but you are also saving our lives out there because if it hadn’t been for you people our lives would have been in more risk than it is now,” said Schroeder.
She added that they would continue to help the centre with safe drinking water as the country pushes towards zero infections across the country.
Receiving the items, Coordinator of thecentre, Dr. Santigie Sesay, accepted the gifts on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, and noted that Driving Doctor had made donations to the centre previously.
Dr. Sesay noted there had been a lot of development in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, as the centre used to admit more than one hundred patients but now has just six.
However, he cautioned that despite a drop in the figures the fight against the deadly virus was yet to be won.