The Executive Mansion has announced that the director-general of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia, Mosoka Fallah, has been suspended indefinitely by Pres. George Weah for “ethical, professional, and administrative lapses.”
As of June 2, Liberia has recorded 296 confirmed Coronavirus cases since the first index case was reported on March 16. The relatively low number of cases, in a region not particularly known for its robust health system, begs the question: Is Liberia testing enough, or are health authorities still missing many cases due to a lack of tests?
Dr. Mosoka Fallah, the head of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia, has refuted a report by FrontPage Africa that he had come in close contact with an NPHIL staff who tested positive of COVID-19 last Friday, April 10.
Yesterday, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia and the Ministry of Health announced the launch of the Liberia COVID-19 Rapid Assessment System, RAS, a public health tool to enable Liberians to assess their symptoms while allowing MOH and NPHIL to collect real-time information on potential COVID-19 cases nationwide.
The Bush Chicken has learned of the isolation of a male patient at Phebe Hospital in Suakoko. The patient is said to be showing signs and symptoms similar to that of the Coronavirus.