Grand Bassa: Health Facilities are ‘Prepared to Combat COVID-19’

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By King Brown (correspondent)

Health facilities in Grand Bassa County are “well prepared to combat COVID-19 and other types of illness,” the County Clinical Supervisor has assured citizens.

All confirmed COVID-19 patients in Grand Bassa recovered from the virus during the first week of July, as the county is yet to report a new case since the last confirmed case was recorded on June 22, statistics from the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) has indicated.

According to the County’s Clinical Supervisor, John Geedeh, they have trained health care workers across the county and the 34 health facilities in the eight health districts of the county have been equipped with trained professionals to enable those facilities to fight against COVID-19.

“Our facilities are ready and we are encouraging people to go for treatment. We have equipment, supplies, and professional health care workers to carter to you if you are sick,” Mr. Geedeh told KMTV Grand Bassa Correspondent.

“People do not need to be afraid of the health centers because of COVID-19, this is the best time to treat any sickness or disease condition that you are encountering on daily basis,” he said.

According to him, at first, health workers never had the knowledge to respond to COVID-19 cases, but, the training received from the Ministry of Health, health care workers are knowledgeable about handling COVID-19 cases.

He urged citizens of the county to seek early treatment at the health facilities when experiencing symptoms of the virus in order to rapidly recover.

To date, Liberia has recorded 1,085 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 69 deaths and 496 recoveries. The number of active cases stands at 520.

Montserrado remains the worst affected county with 794 confirmed cases, including 35 deaths and 440 recoveries.