Port Loko Indigenes extend support to end Ebola
Indigenes of Port Loko District have not relented in ensuring that they get the Ebola disease off their district, and in extension the entire nation. Since the district recorded its first case, massive support is been extended individually as well as collectively by natives of the district as support to the government and director support to the people.
Madam Rugiatu Neneh Turay, a Gender, Human Rights and Civil Society Activist; continue to play a leadership role in mobilizing human and material resources to end the Ebola scourge in Port Loko District.
Some massive humanitarian and logistical support is been rendered to Mamusa Village over the weeks. Not until recently, Mamusa happens to be the only Village that was never infected since Ebola entered Port Loko District. The village recorded three confirmed casesand eight houses are been quarantined.
The support, including sixty bags of rice for houses that are not been quarantined, as well as medical kits for pregnant women and other items for new born babies.
Head of the Team, which did the distribution of the donated items on Sunday, Madam Rugiatu Neneh Turay said the gesture is to prevent people in non-quarantine houses from going to beg or receive food supplied to quarantine homes. “We are making the donation to those that are not under quarantine so as to prevent them from being at risk when hunger strikes,” she said, and added that they as indigenes of Port Loko are in the fight together and would ensure that Ebola soon become a thing of the past.
Madam Turay who has been championing Women’s development in the country made it clear that pregnant women are feeling the pinch of the Ebola scourge as nurses are most times afraid to touch them she mad mention of a case in Kaffu Bullom where a pregnant woman was abandoned by nurses. She pointed out that the medical supply and baby items will take them a long way in protecting their lives and that of their babies.
The items donated to pregnant women are: blood syrup, malaria tabs, Panadol, ORS, Worm medicine and other tabs, all in a package. Other items are baby rapper, napkins, Vaseline, baby clothes and pants etc.
Mohamed Kabbia and Kholifa Koroma called on the people take all the necessary precautions to save them from being infected. They admonished the people to utilize the items donated for so that they get further supports.
The people in turn appreciated the humanitarian support from the Port Loko Indigenes and prayed that they continue to provide further development assistance that will make the District a heaven on earth.
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