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Kingharman Road hospital shutdown

...as Ebola kills two nurses

OCTOBER 21, 2014 By Josephine A. Seppeh

Health Minister, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah
Health Minister, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah

The Kingharman Road hospital has been shutdown indefinitely after two staff members died from the Ebola virus.

According to Senior Laboratory Technician at the hospital, Samuel Tarawallie, the two staff contracted the disease from a patient who subsequently died.

“As at now, we are not going to open the hospital until we have clear evidence that there is no more suspected or confirmed case [of Ebola] emerging from the hospital,” he said.

He told Concord Times that the hospital was yet to be disinfected since the Health Ministry advised for it to be shutdown.

“We are waiting on the Health Ministry and its team to disinfect the hospital before work commences. The management of the hospital is in a state of confusion as they don’t know who might have come in contact with those infected [nurses],” he said.

He added that “patients have been coming in and out of the hospital and nurses and doctors have been attending to them even without knowing their status”.

Concord Times observed that patients who went to the hospital, especially pregnant women, were turned away as hospital staff were either too livid or scared.

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