Bomi Health Admin, Family Test Positive for Ebola


first_imgCredible reports reaching the Daily Observer from Tubmanburg, Bomi County, have revealed that the government-run hospital in Bomi County has been shut down.According to our sources, this is largely because Mr. Sando Sirleaf, the County Health Services Administrator (CHSA), and his family of 10 have been tested positive with the deadly Ebola virus, which is ravishing the nation.One of our sources, who is very close to the hospital, the county’s only referral hospital and major health facility, however, clarified that the hospital’s doors have not been totally closed, but that all of the patients, including admitted ones, have fled.Our source also said the Out-Patient Department (OPD) for routine treatments for malaria and other “common sicknesses,” is also empty, as out-patients have stopped coming to the hospital.According to our source, who has asked to remain anonymous, “Even most of the nurses have now left the hospital because they are afraid for their lives. This is why I said the hospital has now closed.”Our source further disclosed that on Sunday, July 27, the only two out-patients that went to the hospital were the last two remaining family members of the county’s Health Service Administrator, Mr. Sirleaf.The Daily Observer learned  that Mr. Sirleaf and nine members of his family were brought to Monrovia for screening after his son, Sando Sirleaf, Jr., head of the Gayah Hill Health Center, had tested positive with the Ebola virus, which is taking the lives of people every day.Following the screening, our Health Correspondent was reliably told that eight tested positive, are now isolated and are being given supported treatment by health workers. It was the last two, who were confirmed Sunday, as also having come down with the virus.Another source, who is also a Sirleaf, but no relation to Sando, said he is a very good friend of the Bomi Health Service Administrator’s entire family. This source disclosed to us that it was through the auspices of Mr. Sando Sirleaf that the Ghana-based Multi-TV came to Liberia and opened one of its overseas offices here in Monrovia.Also speaking to the Observer, however, Dr. Bernice Dahn, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Health Minister for Health Services, said that the hospital has not been shut down.With what is happening in the country, she explained, people are just afraid to go to the health facility which, the CMO said, is the wrong decision to make.(For the latest news and updates, follow us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liberian-Observer-Online/42279623238.)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ritika Sajdeh wishes Rohit Sharma on Valentine’s Day, Mumbai Indians join in


first_imgMumbai Indians found a very different but great way to pay tribute to team captain Rohit Sharma on the occasion of Valentine’s Day.Mumbai Indians’ Instagram account found the perfect opportunity to do so as Rohit’s wife Ritika Sajdeh wished him on social media along with a heartfelt message. MI joined in the conversation and got the approval of none other than Ritika herself.”Happy Valentine’s Day baby, you’ve changed my life in the best ways possible. Here’s to lifetimes of this,” Ritika wrote on her Instagram account and posted a picture of herself with Rohit.MI commented on the picture with “Ours too” along with a heart smiley and three trophies, signifying the three Indian Premier League titles that Rohit has won as captain for the team.Rohit is the joint-most successful captain in the IPL with three titles that he won in 2013, 2015 and 2017. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the other skipper with three IPL wins with Chennai Super Kings in 2010, 2011 and 2018.Indian cricketers are making the most of their break from international cricket and today being Valentine’s Day, the players and their spouses have filled social media showering their love for their respective partners.While Kohli went out for dinner on the eve of Valentine’s Day at their restaurant Nueva. Rohit posted a picture of his wife Ritika Sajdeh to wish her Valentine’s Day while Yuvraj Singh wished wife Hazel Keech on social media as well.advertisementIndian players are currently enjoying their leave with their families but will be required to regroup soon for the upcoming limited-overs series against Australia starting February 24.India had recently defeated Australia in a three-match ODI series Down Under with a 2-1 scoreline and will be looking to repeat the feat when Aaron Finch’s side come to the sub-continent later this month.The two teams will play a series of two T20Is before a five-match ODI series starting March 2.According to reports, skipper Kohli and pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah are set to be back in the squad for the final dress rehearsal before the ICC World Cup. The selectors are unlikely look beyond 16 to 17 players, who are now in the scheme of things for the World Cup in England and Wales.The limited-overs series will be India’s last international assignment before the World Cup, which begins in England on May 30.Also Read | How India cricketers are celebrating Valentine’s DayAlso Read | This is special, so good to be back: Rohit Sharma posts picture with baby Samairalast_img read more