The impoverished poverty stricken nation of The Gambia has recorded her first case of Ebola, sources close to the Jammeh Foundation For Peace Hospital have revealed. The female patient, who has developed the symptoms of the dreadful Ebola virus, could be seen vomiting and bleeding excessively. She was left to lie on the floor helplessly without being attended by Nurses and Doctors–amid a crowd of curious onlookers storming the hospital.
The Gambia is ill prepared in combating Ebola. The nation’s collapsed health sector is in complete disarray. Basic drugs and bandages are not available in major health facilities.
The recorded Ebola case came in the wake of the lifting of flight ban imposed on Ebola ravaged nations such as Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Conakry. The government said it was trying to meet a World Health Organization regulation banning discrimination against Ebola infected nations.
A source writing to us from The Gambia said: “Hi Pa, as I am writing to you, the Jammeh Foundation hospital is full with people as fear of Ebola outbreak has hit the nation. There is a woman, who is vomiting and bleeding both inside and outside her body. The woman is laying on the floor helplessly. No nurse or doctor attended to her. There is a growing fear that she has developed the symptoms of Ebola. Pa, do further investigation,” our source said.
A follow up to the story, our sources at the Jammeh Foundation Hospital confirmed the story. The Ministry of Health has not issued any statement yet on the nation’s first Ebola case.
Source : freedomnewspaper