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

MIXED FORTUNES FOR LYIT MEN’S SOCCER AND GAA SIDES IN ALL-IRELAND COMPETITIONS


first_imgAction from yesterday’s game at the LYIT.There were mixed fortunes for the LYIT Men’s Soccer and GAA teams in their respective All-Ireland competitions yesterday afternoon.Niall McGonagle’s Men’s Soccer side recorded an impressive 1-0 win over Carlow IT’s B side in their last 16 clash at the Port Road campus.A superb free-kick from Cathal McDaid was enough to ensure the LYIT sides passage to the last eight of the CFAI Cup competition. Raymond Foy, Jordan Toland and Paul McVeigh all impressed for McGonagle’s side in a game which was played in very difficult conditions.However, there was heartbreak for the LYIT Men’s GAA team as they bowed out of The Trench Cup at the hands of Waterford IT.Despite excellent performances from Daragh Gallagher, Daire McDaid and Willie Gillespie the LYIT side were overpowered by a very well organised and determined Waterford IT side.LYIT trailed at half-time 0-06 to 0-04 but Waterford IT netted a crucial goal in the second-half and that score proved decisive. LYIT battled gamely to the end but to no avail as Waterford IT ran out winners on a score-line of Waterford IT 1-11 LYIT 0-08.That result means LYIT exit the prestigious Trench Cup competition. MIXED FORTUNES FOR LYIT MEN’S SOCCER AND GAA SIDES IN ALL-IRELAND COMPETITIONS was last modified: January 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalLYITsoccerlast_img read more