The Joint Force Command of the Operation United Assistance has broken grounds in Margibi County for the construction of a 25 bed hospital for healthcare workers who are helping to save the lives of Ebola patients.
The hospital, which will be constructed shortly specifically for treatment and special care for healthcare workers who may come in contact with the Ebola virus while treating sick people in the country.
Speaking over the weekend during the ground breaking ceremony in Margibi County, the Spokesperson of the Joint Force Command of the Operation United Assistance Major Jason Brown said the hospital construction is in line with the United States Government’s effort to help the government and people of Liberia respond to the Ebola virus.
Major Brown said the Joint Force Command of the Operation United Assistance hopes that the hospital would be built as soon as possible to ensure that healthcare workers are catered for in time of need.
The hospital, according to Major Brown, will be fully equipped with modern equipment to ensure that health workers are in the better position to care for sick people.
“We are here at the invitation of the Government of Liberia and so everything is by and through the Government’s offices and so the guys are excited to be here to provide humanitarian services to Liberia,” Major Brown indicated.
He said the coming of the Operation United Assistance to help in the Ebola situation demonstrates the long ties that have existed between the governments of United States of America and Liberia.
Recently, the United States Government designed a number of strategies aimed at helping Liberia and other West African countries affected by the Ebola Virus.
Among some of the strategies designed by the U.S. Government is construction of hospital for healthcare workers.
In a statement, the United States Government said it has applied a whole-of-government response to the epidemic, which was launched shortly after the first cases were reported in March with more than $175 million spent on the Ebola fight.
President Obama also disclosed the setting up of a Joint Force Command headquarter in Monrovia, Liberia, to provide regional command and control support to U.S. military activities and facilitate coordination with U.S. government and international relief efforts, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.
President Obama further said the command engineers will build additional Ebola Treatment Units in affected areas. He said the U.S. Government will help recruit and organize medical personnel to staff them as well as establishing a site to train up to 500 health care providers per week, enabling healthcare workers to safely provide direct medical care to patients.