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Jonathan Grigsby ( jogrigsby7@gmail.com

(elbcradio.com/April 27, 2015)-A helicopter has been brought in to facilitate the conveying of suspected Ebola patients to various Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) in the country.

Deputy Head of the Incident Management System, Francis Kateh, had told elbcradio.com Monday, April 27, 2015 in Paynesville.

He said the helicopter has the capacity to transfer suspected Ebola patient to any of the ETUs within four hours.

Dr. Kateh said: “Funds to procure the helicopter was provided by the United States Aid for International Development (USAID)-DART, under the initiative: “The Rapid Isolation Treatment of Ebola.”

He also said the helicopter will be in Liberia up to August, 2015 and its services could be extended for additional months, based on the status of the Ebola pandemic in the country.

“Liberia has gone 30 days without a single confirmed Ebola case and is left with 12 days to be declared free of the epidemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

 


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