President Ernest Bai Koroma has admitted that despite national and international efforts, the Ebola Virus Disease was still raging and confessed: “the disease is ahead of us”
He lamented that the country is struggling to cope with the demand for treatment facilities but expressed the hope that seven hundred beds out of over one thousand needed would be available at the end of November.
Speaking in an interview with CCTV News yesterday, President Koroma also lavished praise on the Chinese government for its timely contribution to the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.
He said the Chinese have been “most supportive” in the nation’s fight against the scourge, maintaining that the Asian country came in when the Sierra Leone was ill- prepared to cope with the outbreak of the disease.
The president said the Chinese government has rendered all manners of support including, equipment, specialized personnel and mobile laboratories to curb the Ebola menace. He thanked the Chinese for their help and called for more international assistance to eradicate the disease.