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Sierra Leone: Anglican Church provides land for Ebola fight

Posted on: October 14, 2014 1:48 PM
The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Freetown, the Rt Revd Thomas Wilson said that the church acquired the land during the period of 1955 and has been reserving it for purposes of the church. But with the outbreak of the Ebola virus, and seeing the need to help save the lives of Sierra Leoneans, especially children
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By Poindexter Sama,

Ola During Children’s Hospital in the East End of Freetown can now boast of a well-spacious Ebola Isolation Unit outside its hospital premise, following the gratis provision of a portion of land measuring 0.5 acres within Bishop’s Court at Fourah Bah Road, east of Freetown.

The Anglican Church provided the land for the construction of a temporary Holding Unit in the period of Ebola crisis, after which, from a Memorandum of Understanding signed, should be demolished and handed back to the church’s authority.

Request for the land to facilitate the construction of the 21-bed Isolation Unit was made by a German health NGO; Cap Anamur / German Emergency Doctors and the Management of Ola During with concurrence of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation.

The holding centre, which was designed and constructed by Cap Anamur, will be used for screening patients, especially children and their parents, before they are allowed into the Ola During Hospital.

In the process, those whose case require further examination forthe Ebola Virus Disease will be kept in the unit for a period not less than 24 hours, before being transferred to an Ebola centre for treatment if necessary.

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