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


first_imgNaomh Brid Gaa ClubThe Under 14s had another great result in the league beating Four Masters. Well done to all the players and the management team of Darragh Brogan, Michael Gallagher & Dermot McGrane.Naomh Brid won their second game on the trot as they put away Four Masters B at pairc Naomh Brid. Playing with a strong breeze in the first half it was the away side who started brighter going two points ahead but Naomh Brid responded with a goal Billy Harron. With strong running from Jarlath Leonard, Ryan Brogan going well at half forward and Keelan Heaney a constant threat at full forward, the home side started to take control with goals from Jack Britton, Heaney and Ethan Gallagher and another point from Keelan Heaney left the halftime score 4-1 to 0-4. With the wind with them Naomh Brid always looked in control and could afford missing some real good scoring opportunities as the defence was being well marshalled by Conor Mc Gloin and with Jack Britton moving onto the dangerous Four Masters centre half forward there was nothing really being created by the visitors. A free from Ryan Brogan followed by a points from Harron and Britton pushed the home side further in front. This gave a good opportunities for the substitutes to impress and Luke Burgess will have giving the management selection dilemmas for next weekend. Four Masters rose to life in the final five when the home side were probably thinking off what was on the post match sandwiches and allowed 2 goals passed them. But the stage was set for the man of the match Britton to have the final say with great link up play from Leonard and Heaney, Jack got in the end off a pass and fired to the net. A final score off 5-4 to 2-4. A great team performance with alongside Britton, Leonard, Eoin Mac Grane and Brogan standing out with a united defensive performance that will hopefully set the home team up for a good game against a strong Naomh Ultan side next Sunday away at 12pm. A big support would be a big lift to the lads who are finally getting results which merits their training efforts. Team: Francis Barron, Ryan O’Leary, Conor Mc Gloin, Reece Mc Grath, Jack Britton (2-1), Joseph Mc Grory, Eoin Rush, Jarlath Leonard, Eoin Mc Grane, Ryan Brogan (0-1), Billy Harron (1-1), Ethan Gallagher (1-0), John Honey, Keelan Heaney (1-1), Philip Quinn. Subs: Luke Burgess, Evan Walsh, Owen Kilpatrick, Joe Britton, Jason GallagherThe Lotto Jackpot not won this week and now stands at a massive €13,550.00,The numbers from the 25/03/2013 where 1,3,8,10,23. The Winners : Finlay Anderson,Jimmy Mc Groary,Shirley Walsh,Mc Daid Clan.Next Weeks Draw in 7 Arches on Tuesday 2nd April 2013 due to the Bank Holiday.Our Seniors drew with Erne Gaels last sunday morning. Thank you to Erne Gaels for coming down for the game.Our Reserves played against a weakened Bundoran Team and lost by a point. Thank you also to Bundoran for travelling.Both teams start the League with away games to Carndonagh on Easter Monday. All supporters would be welcome.Club Membership is now due and maybe paid to Pat Sweeney or Padraic Molloy asap. Lotto tickets are available from local outlets and club members.GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NEWS – GREAT RESULT FOR UNDER-14s was last modified: March 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NEWS – GREAT RESULT FOR UNDER-14slast_img read more