Tegloma Donates $5000 Ebola Kits
The Tegloma Federation International in America has donated $5000 worth of medical kits to help Kailahun and Kenema districts.
This information was relayed by senior SLPP officials during a recent press conference held at the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) office at Campbell street, Freetown.
Chairing the occasion, Dr. John Karimu disclosed that an undisclosed number of people have died of the Ebola virus and called on the government to double its effort in the fight against Ebola.
Hon. Moiwa Momoh of constituency 06, Daru, whose eyes were filled with tears said he was happy that senior officials from the Health Ministry were present to grace the occasion and congratulated Dr. Sylvia Blyden for her effort in raising the awareness of Ebola in Kissy Teng, Kissy Kama and Kissy Tongi. He maintained that the death rate is now on the decrease in Daru and showered praises on Jarwei descendants who recently donated ten million Leones (Le 10 M) to help combat the spread of the Ebola virus.
Hon. Patrick Foyah of constituency 01 in Kailahun described as desperate the situation in the district. EBOLA, he said, has caused schools, banks, business houses to close, thereby inflicting further suffering on residents of the district. “In my constituency people are dying on a daily basis which is very alarming”, lamented Hon. Foyah.
According to him, Tegloma’s assistance is not surprising as the organization gave great help to Sierra Leone during the decade-long rebel carnage. Honorable Foyah encouraged Sierra Leoneans not to play down the EBOLA outbreak, urging them to take the necessary precautions.
He expressed fear that if much is not done to nip in the bud the EBOLA virus, travelers may soon begin to cancel their trip to Sierra Leone.
Dr. Bubuaki Jabbie , explained that Tegloma is a Mende word meaning, Progress. He also lamented the alarming EBOLA deaths.
On the part of Dr. Oponjo Benjamin, he expressed his appreciation to the Media for a good work, members of parliament, paramount chiefs and others for their support.
He highlighted among other things of how people are afraid of each other now in Kailahun. Dr. John Benjamin indicated that special attention must be paid to the Kailahun people.
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Brima Kargbo, thanked Tegloma for the wonderful donation to help fight Ebola adding that the items will be used for the intended purpose.
Among the items donated are 20 packs of medical protective gowns, 50 boxes medical protective masks, protective shoe covers 200, protective head covers 40, sterile wound dressing kits, 4 packets gauze, medical protective goggles of 16 to each packet. The items are to be distributed to Kenema government hospital, Nixon memorial hospital in Segbwema, Daru and Kailahun.
Among the dignitaries present were Dr. Lansana Nyalay, Hon. Sahr Fatoma, Hon. Regina Songha, Mr. Foday Musa and others.
Among those that contributed the funds are Dr. James Senesie, Mr. Yopoi Alpha, Mr. Peter Nyalay, Mr. Sheku Tarawalie, Dr. Sheku Idris, Mr. Mustafa Sheriff and a host of others.
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