U.S. Based Center for Disease Control Lauds National Port Authority On Ebola Fight

A two member delegation from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has praised the Management of the National Port Authority for instituting Stringent Precautionary measures aimed at curbing further spread of the deadly Ebola Virus in Liberia.

Speaking during a visit at the Freeport of Monrovia Wednesday, the CDC delegation said the procedures being implemented by the NPA Management against the Ebola Virus are “ Extreme Preventive Measures” that are also in line with rigorous approaches in containing the disease.

Members of the CDC delegation including Joanna Gaines and Tai Chen made the commendation at a joint meeting with some officials of the Liberia Maritime Authority and members of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) of the National Port Authority.

The Emergency Response Team is a constituted body responsible for the implementation and enforcement of several anti Ebola measures within all facilities of the National Port Authority.

Key amongst the NPA’s anti Ebola measures include: Compulsory temperature check at all entry points to the Port facilities; issuance of none Shore Passes, regular hand washing, reduction in the workforce and the establishment of a temporary Care Center at the Freeport of Monrovia.

The delegation described the measures as ‘Very Comprehensive’ and pledged their Institution’s Support towards the endeavor, especially in the areas of training and none Medical Response.

NPA’s Managing Director Madam Matilda Parker, who earlier edified the CDC delegation through a power point presentation on the Ebola measures, expressed delight over the commendation from the Center for Disease Control, and re-assured her Management’s un-finishing support in working with National government and partners in defeating the Ebola menace in Liberia.

For his part, the head of the NPA’s Emergency Response Team and Deputy Managing Director for Administration; Nyekeh Forkpa, also said the NPA Management has declared Zero tolerance against the Ebola at the Port facilities, adding that the  measures were necessary to protect the ‘Gate Way to the Liberian Economy’ from the Ebola Virus.

Press Release By: Malcolm Scott/PR DEPT-NPA

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