MONROVIA Aug. 12- Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan, a prominent infectious disease scientist based in the USA has called on the government to invest in the health sector and have effective equipment to help fight the Covid 19 pandemic.
He made the statement on Wednesday on a local radio talk show-OK Morning drive.
“We need manpower, trained, man power to carry out effective testing. We need enough testing equipment, enough and accurate testing kits,” he said.
He added, “ We need additional testing centers to be set up. Once we have those three things, we are able to mount an accurate testing. In addition to that, we also need an effective contact tracer. We must be able to trace those who are infested by way of identifying those who are being transmitted.”
Liberia’s current COVID 19 case stands at; 1,250. About 736 confirmed cases with 81 death. He said, “So, if we do not have mass testing we will not be able to identify those infested and traced. Those things are interdependent. Once we are able to augment those things, testing kits, we will do a lot better than what we are doing now.”