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Heed to health measures at polling centers -Nyenswah

Victor Kezelee
Assistant Health Minister for preventive services, Tolbert Nyenswah
Assistant Health Minister for preventive services, Tolbert Nyenswah

(eabcradio.com/Liberia/Dec. 19, 2014)-Assistant Health Minister for preventive services, Tolbert Nyenswah, has spoken of series of measures to be enforced by the Health Ministry during the Senatorial election.

Minister Nyenswah said: “As Liberia is yet to report zero new Ebola cases, health workers will, however, be assigned at various polling centers throughout Liberia.”

He said: “The health workers will be mandated to ensure strict conformity to the Ebola preventive measures at the polling centers.”

Minister Nyenswah spoke Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Monrovia at the Information Ministry’s regular press briefing.

The Assistant Health Minister also said: “4,700 thermometers, along with 10,000 sanitizers will be made available at the various polling centers for use by health workers and voters, respectively.

“Voters with temperature above 38 Degree Celsius, or 99.5 would be asked off the line.”

Giving an update on the Ebola situation in the country, Minister Nyenswah said: “Though Liberia has made significant progress in fighting the virus, there was no need for complacency.”

“For the past weeks, counties, including Lofa, Nimba, Rivercess, Maryland, Grand Kru, River Gee and Grand Gedeh have reported no new cases,” he said.

Minister Nyenswah, however, named Margibi, Grand Bassa, Sinoe, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Bong as other counties that are still reporting cases of Ebola.

He warned: “In the next forty-two days, Liberians need to work to ensure that the virus is completely eradicated.”

“As part of efforts to reach such goal, the Ministry has trained about 4,300 volunteers to conduct Ebola awareness in the various districts and communities,” Mr. Nyenswah added.

 


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