By Patrick Stephen Tokpah
Bong County- Despite the huge number of COVID-19 cases in Bong County, the Ministry of Health through its Deputy Minister Dr. Francis Ketah has praised the Bong County Health Team (BCHT) through Dr.Jonathan Flomo for his firmness in battling the Delta B117 in the County.
According to the National Public Health Institute of Liberia July 9, 2021 report, Bong County had the total number 108 confirmed cases, 10 Death and 50 recovered in the County.
Speaking in an interview with Journalists recently at the BCHT office on the Phebe Hospital Compound in Suakoko District#5, Dr. Ketah expressed gratitude over the way the County Health Team is performing in the fight against the virus.
The Liberia COVID-19 Response boss said Dr. Flomo and his team are on top of the game; citing his willingness to update the public about the County’s status in combating the disease, the deployment of surveillance teams in various communities, and the direct Institution of Government’s COVID-19 regulations among others.
“We as executives of the health Ministry are impressed with the level of work done by Dr.Flomo and his team in the fight against this deadly Coronavirus. He is always working cordially with the Ministry in making sure that the right things are done,” he revealed.
He further encouraged the Bong County Health Team to work with the County authority, the joint security, and other partners to succeed in this health fight.
Moreover, the Liberia Chief Medical Officer further encouraged citizens of the Country to take advantage of the AstraZeneca Vaccine.
Dr. Ketah believes that taking advantage of the vaccine is the surest means of combating the disease.
Additionally, he said, even though the Country has run out of the vaccine, they as health authorities are working out modalities to have new doses of the vaccine in the next few weeks.
He further launched a call to all Liberians to follow the various health protocols instituted by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia and the Ministry of Health.
Since the outbreak of the virus in Liberia in March of 2020, the Country has so far recorded the total number of 5,102 confirmed cases, 144 deaths with at least 2,588 recoveries, according to the National Public Health Institute of Liberia July 9, 2021 report.