Guinea prime minister and French ambassador open new Ebola centre

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Guinea’s Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana on Monday inaugurated a new Ebola treatment centre in Forecarieh, a town located about 100 kilometres (62 miles) east from the capital Conakry.
Bertrand Cochery, the French Ambassador to Guinea, and French Ministry officials were also present at the opening ceremony.
The new centre has been built to relieve pressure on health facilities in Conakry, where the majority of suspected Ebola patients have to travel for treatment, according to a local health official.
Doctor Antoine Perrin from the French Ministry of Health, said suspected Ebola patients and their families will be diagnosed and treated at the new centre.
Retired doctors are also joining the fight against Ebola in Guinea, training young health care workers and volunteers across the country, following last week’s call for help by Guinean President Alpha Conde.
He appealed to retired health care workers to share their experience and knowledge with younger doctors and nurses, who face a high risk of getting infected while treating patients.
Ebola has infected more than 10,000 people and killed about half of them, the vast majority in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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