Ganta Hospital Sets Up Ebola Treatment Facility, Awaits MOH Help

first_imgAs the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus spreads across Liberia, the Ganta City Authorities, in collaboration of the United Methodist Hospital Administration, have  established a special task force to respond to any Ebola cases in Ganta and its environs.The decision to establish the task force was reached last Monday  at a meeting held in  the office of the City Mayor of Ganta.  The meeting was sparked by reports of two cases of Ebola-related deaths.  One of which the victims was identified as being Ebola positive.The meeting, which include all zonal heads of Ganta and major stakeholders, agreed to formulate two committees — one on awareness and tracing and the other on resource mobilization.Even though the Ebola outbreak is not as prevalent in Ganta as compared to other places in Liberia, the fear is said to be hampering major activities in the city, where many entertainment centers appeared to be inactive.But surprisingly, one of the clinics in Ganta has been temporarily closed owing to a man who was treated at the clinic but later died.  He was considered to be an Ebola patient from Monrovia.The man’s body was taken to the Gompa Funeral Home in Ganta, but was traced by health workers and was removed and immediately buried.The funeral Home and all those working there have been put under quarantine and advised not the leave until after 21 days.The home of the man who died from Ebola has also been quarantined, with community leaders asked to keep watch on the movement of the people living there.City Mayor Dorr Cooper told the Daily Observer, “The awareness and tracing committee has identified and quarantined some people in two critical spots since 28 July,  2014.”The Daily Observer has also established that one factor people are complaining about in dealing with Ebola is the issue of feeding those who will be put under quarantine.“If they say those suspected of having Ebola should move and go anywhere then who will feed them or give them their daily needs?” asked Paul Zorpeawon, a businessman in Ganta.In the response, Mayor Cooper said the committee on resources and mobilization is soliciting resources so as to cater to those who are under quarantine.“We have begun providing food to those under quarantine with the small resources we have, but we need help because don’t what happens next,” he said.At many business places in Ganta beginning 29th July,  2014, buckets of water for hand washing were seen at the entrances, with people taking advantage of putting some of the preventive measures into practice.Meanwhile, the Ganta United Methodist Hospital is setting up an Ebola Center in one of its facilities, which was once used to host women with VVF.But the facility is yet to be equipped and staffed,  according to Hospital Administrator Victor Taryor,  owing lack of money.“We are waiting for the government to come so we can put the place into use at once,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA NEWS – BUNCRANA REACH ULSTER FINAL OF SCOR

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 18th January 2014Scor na nOg Eight young people from Buncrana Gaa Club will be representing both club and county at the Ulster Final of Scor na n-Óg in Armagh on Saturday. These talented youngsters are the sole Donegal representatives left in this year’s competition.They are competing in the Léiriú section of the competition and will perform a drama about St. Columba’s arrival on the Scottish island of Iona. The piece was written and produced by Patricia Doherty (Tinney). Club Scor Officer, Sinéad Mc Laughlin, praised the young actors for their commitment and hard work in preparing for the Ulster Final. Having defeated the Derry champions in the Ulster semi-final they are looking forward to performing against the champions from Down and Monaghan.It would be a great boost for the kids if there was good support present from the town and Inishowen. Buncrana GAA is urging as many people as possible to make the trip to Armagh next Saturday. The club may look at arranging a bus if there is sufficient demand. Come on the Buncrana kids!Membership registration nights will be held in The Clubhouse from 6.30pm to 8.00pm as follows – Tues 4th Feb U8s, 10s & 12s; Wed 5th Feb U14s, 16s & minors; Thu 6th Feb Adults. U6 registrations will be taken at their training session on Fri 7th Feb. There will be underage managers available on the appropriate nights to discuss registration fee, contact details, training, match information and various courses for helpers.NB:- membership does not guarantee match tickets and only adult members can be considered for ticket allocation. Please see our Facebook page, Website and notices in The Clubhouse for membership fees, or contact secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie if you have any further queries. CLG Bun Cranncha is in the process of recruiting team managers for our Senior, Reserve and Under 21 football teams for the 2014 year. If you are interested in applying for any of the posts, please contact the secretary at secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie on or before 24th January 2014.A special word of thanks to outgoing football managers, Paul McMenamin, Lawrence Hegarty, Stephen and Paul McGonigle for their contributions in 2013. We wish them every success for the future and look forward to their continued involvement in the Club. Go raibh mile maith acu go leir.U14 hurling/football training takes place every Monday and Thursday 6.30 – 7.30pm until further noticeU12 Hurlers played the first round of the North Antrim league on Saturday in Burnfoot. They had a very successful day winning all their matches in impressive style. They played against Burt, Slaughneil, Carn Tochair and St. Marys Rasharkin. A great start to the year and well done to all involved!U8 Football will resume this Friday evening at 7.30pm in Crana College. Please note that if your child was born in 2006 or 2007 and they would like to learn GAA footballing skills then bring them along, they will learn new skills, get some exercise and have great fun into the bargain! All new and existing members welcome. Upcoming Ulster Hurling Indoor Tournaments – Managers and Coaches and Bord na nOg Chair and PRO will forward details to interested parties later. The games will be held between 18th January – 29th March.Ulster GAA will be hosting a number of Provincial Indoor Tournaments for clubs to take part in. These Blitzes are to complement the ones being run regionally and within each county. They will all take place in the Meadowbank sports Arena in Magherafelt.This concept is based on the successful Competitions we already have at U10 level and the U18 Competition which was run in North Antrim last year.Santa Photos Parents should note that the Santa photos are ready for collection in Pixcam, the photo store beside the Drift Inn. Parents should also be aware that gumshields can be bought from managers and Elizabeth Anne will also have them available on Registration Days.GAA Dinner Dance Now that everyone has recovered from Christmas and New Year we’d like to announce that our annual dinner dance has been set for Saturday 22nd February in the Inishowen Gateway. Tickets are €25 and details to follow.Please Note: Patricia McMenamin and the McLaughlin Family (Malin) are holding a fund-raising table quiz in memory of Club stalwart, the late Eamon Mc Menamin, in the Malin Hotel on Friday 28th January at 9pm. All proceeds go to the Oncology Unit, Letterkenny hospital. More details to follow.Buncrana GAA LottoThe numbers drawn for this week’s Lotto were 8, 10, 15, 21The Jackpot wasn’t won this week but the five €20 winners were:Noel Mc Ginley, Mill Lane, BuncranaNoel Jones, InchMichael Mc Laughlin, BurnfootMaureen Kavanagh, Castle Avenue, BuncranaStephen Mc Lafferty, St Oran’s Road, BuncranaTheir fellow club members would like to thank Áine Daly and Claire McCarron for collecting the Lotto last Saturday. Please donate generously to Davy McConnell and Colm McColgan who will be collecting around the pubs next Saturday night 25th January) – the Jackpot now stands at €3,525…and rising!Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.Buncrana GAA Club Flying the Donegal Flag in Ulster Scor na nOg!Eight young people from Buncrana Gaa Club will be representing both club and county at the Ulster Final of Scor na n-Óg in Armagh on Saturday. These talented youngsters are the sole Donegal representatives left in this year’s competition.They are competing in the Léiriú section of the competition and will perform a drama about St. Columba’s arrival on the Scottish island of Iona. The piece was written and produced by Patricia Doherty (Tinney).Club Scor Officer, Sinéad Mc Laughlin, praised the young actors for their commitment and hard work in preparing for the Ulster Final. Having defeated the Derry champions in the Ulster semi-final they are looking forward to performing against the champions from Down and Monaghan.It would be a great boost for the kids if there was good support present from the town and Inishowen. Buncrana GAA is urging as many people as possible to make the trip to Armagh next Saturday. The club may look at arranging a bus if there is sufficient demand. Come on the Buncrana kids!GAA NEWS – BUNCRANA REACH ULSTER FINAL OF SCOR was last modified: January 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more