APM sets up Ebola-fighting camp


APM Terminals Liberia and Maersk Line have donated 50 tents to the Liberian government to create the foundations of a new Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia.

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia has resulted in a massive shortage of beds and facilities, and as a result, many patients are being sent home from hospitals.

It is because of this that the Liberian authorities are prioritising the opening of new Ebola treatment facilities in the area.

Brian Fuggle managing director of APM Terminals Liberia said: “The treatment facility is designed to give every person a chance of survival as well as stop the spread of the virus.”

The tents aim to stop the spread of the virus with an inner lining in order to prevent bodily fluids from transmitting from one person to another.

In addition, each tent has space for two patients and a door at either end so that medical staff can enter the tent via one end, examine the first patient, and then the second before exiting the tent through the opposite end.

Project Manager of APM Terminals Liberia,  Elizabeth Ocquaye, concluded: “We plan to continue to donate to this facility to make it operational as quickly as possible. Time is of the essence here.”

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