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Over 166 last Ebola survivors reintegrated in Du-port, Monrovia

James Paykoo/Benjamin S. Taingay

(elbcradio.com/Dec. 11, 2015)-The Liberian Ministry of Health has re-integrated over 166 people into their local Du-Port Road Community after a follow-up of contacts tracing  of  Ebola.

The ceremony was held Friday, December 11, 2015 at the Peaceful Lutheran Church in Cow Field.

The 166 persons were quarantined for 21-days, following the re-emergence of the Ebola virus disease on November 19 on Du-Port in Paynesville.

The Head of the Ebola Incident Management Team, Tolbert Nyensuah, lauded the scores of individuals for their cooperation during the period of observation.

He called on community dwellers to welcome their compatriots back into the communities and further urged them not to discriminate against the Ebola survivors.

The Deputy Health Minister spoke Friday, December 11, 2015 at a press conference in Monrovia.

Minister Nyensuah said:” All Ebola survivors in the country have received substantial support from the Government and international partners.”

“Though more is still needed to be done for survivors in Liberia, there are statistics that all Ebola survivors in the country are fully catered for,” he said.

Minister Nyensuah disclosed that the Organization of Ebola Survivors has received cash, food and other forms of support from the Liberian Government and international partners for distribution to them.

Meanwhile, the Liberian Government has rejected media reports that Ebola survivors are abandoned and neglected in the country.

The Organization of Ebola Survivors has received cash, food and other forms of support from the Liberian Government and international partners for distribution to them,” Mr. Nyensuah said.
 

 


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