Bong’s county health officer, Adolphus Yieah, says Phebe Hospital will remain closed to the public this week until the facility is fumigated. The news comes after 14 of Phebe’s health workers tested positive for COVID-19.
Bong has recorded a second COVID-19 death, barely four days after the first person died of the virus in the county.
A 52-year-old man who died in the Sugar Hill Community in Gbarnga in the early morning of June 3 has become Bong’s first confirmed case of the Coronavirus.
The chief medical officer of Liberia, Dr. Francis Kateh, said Liberia scored an â€˜Fâ€™ in a recent simulation of the countryâ€™s resilience and preparedness to handle another Ebola epidemic.
In the wake of scabies outbreak in the country, Margibi Senator Oscar Cooper has launched a campaign in working with health authorities and locals in eradicating the infestation in the county.
The issue of mental health in Liberia still remains a problem particularly after the 14 years of civil crisis, with most traditional healers in Liberia believing that mental health related issues are caused by demonic possession or witchcraft.
Margibi Senator Oscar Cooper has donated a van to the C.H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata. The donation was made during a ceremony at the hospital compound on Wednesday.