The Management of the JFK Medical Center has termed as regrettable and unfounded rumors being circulated in the Public and on Facebook alleging that there is a confirmed Ebola patient admitted at the JFK Medical Center.
The Management in a release noted that the news is false and it is only intended to instill fear and distrust in the institution.
“We are incredibly saddened by such damaging propaganda towards the healthcare delivery center.”
The Hospital clarification comes amidst report emanating from a town closer to Lofa County in Sierra Leone about the discovery of a new Ebola virus found in a “Bat”.
This latest report has led to Health Authorities in the county to raise an awareness message of safety in the county.
The Management has meanwhile clarified that at no time did the JFK received or diagnosed any suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease as is being speculated in the Public.
According to the release, the recent relocation of patients to the newly renovated Emergency room is due to the creation of bed spaces as indicated in the entity’s 150-days deliverable projects.
The JFK management has also reassured the public of its commitment to make the Hospital a place of choice while it continues recruiting specialist to help in providing comprehensive healthcare to the people of Liberia.
The release further called on the public to verify the information they intend to publish or broadcast noting that such information may not only damage the image of the state-run institution but also create panic in the country.
“The Management wants to assure the public that any confirmed cases of Ebola at the Medical Center will be immediately communicated to the relevant authority including management of such case and the protection of our patients at the Medical.”