Deputy Health Minister Kateh Rubbishes Report of Ebola Outbreak in Liberia
MONROVIA – Liberia’s Deputy Minister of Health and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Kateh trashes claims circulating on social media that the country currently has an outbreak of the Ebola virus
Speaking Thursday at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing, Dr. Kateh warned individuals found in the habit of spreading false information about health situations in the country to desist.
According to him, such an act has the propensity to damage the efforts of health authorities and their partners. Dr. Kateh added that health authorities in the country have had serious experience with the Ebola virus during its outbreak in 2014, something they cannot overemphasize.
The Deputy Health Minister revealed that the accident management team and its health partners have designed a platform to meet twice every week to review progress, and challenges made in the fight against various diseases in the country.
According to Dr. Francis Kateh, there has been no reported case of the Ebola virus disease in Liberia, as is being falsely and maliciously claimed by unscrupulous individuals.
“There has been no reported case of the Ebola virus disease in Liberia. That information is false and malicious. This country is at 71 percent in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.”
“Liberia is seated in third place in the African region in terms of meeting the World Health Organization’s target,” he added.
The CMO of Liberia has, at the same time encouraged the general population to continue their quest in reaching out to the health actors for clarity or whatever queries they will have.
Commenting on the progress made in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Liberia, the Liberian Medical Officer said the country is at 71 percent in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr. Kateh further disclosed that Liberia is seated in third place in the African region in terms of meeting the World Health Organization target.