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Govt distributes US$6-m thermal sensor camera

Patrick Flomo/Benjamin S. Taingay

( 7, 2015)-The Liberian Government has begun the distribution of 25 thermal sensor cameras to various institutions of learning in the country.

The thermal sensor camera distribution is being extended to hospitals and various ports of entry, including airports, seaports and land ports, across Liberia.

The distribution is being carried out through the Finance and Development Planning Ministry in support of government’s fight against the Ebola Virus.

The cameras were procured by the Islamic Development Bank from a grant donated by the Late Saudi King, Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.

The electronic devices will be placed at various entry points of Liberia to be used for security screening in detecting early symptoms of the virus.

According to a release, institutions benefiting from the gesture include the William V.S Tubman High School, Garrison W. Gibson High School, and United Methodist University (UMU).

Others are the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) University, Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA) in Monrovia, and Cuttington University (CU) in Suakoko, Bong County.

The John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital (JFK) and James Spriggs Payne Airfield in Monrovia, as well as the Roberts International Airport (RIA), Free Port of Monrovia, Buchanan Port in Grand Bassa County and Greenville Port in Sinoe County will also benefit from the camera distribution.

Earlier, two-day training on the usage and maintenance of the equipment was held by the Finance and Development Planning Ministry, in collaboration with the Health Ministry in Monrovia.

The training was conducted by the cameras’ supplier for staff of the recipient institutions.


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