‘Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama on Tuesday is to announce an expansion of military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus, administration officials said.
The president will go beyond the 25-bed portable hospital that Pentagon officials said they would establish in Liberia, one of the three West African countries ravaged by the disease, officials said. Mr. Obama will offer help to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia in the construction of as many as 17 Ebola treatment centers in the region, with about 1,700 treatment beds.
Continue reading the main story
Senior administration officials said Monday night that the Department of Defense would open a joint command operation in Monrovia, Liberia, to coordinate the international effort to combat the disease. The military will also provide engineers to help construct the additional treatment facilities and will send enough people to train up to 500 health care workers a week to deal with the crisis.
Officials said the military expected to send as many as 3,000 people to Africa to take charge of responding to the Ebola outbreak.’
Latest posts by Niamh Harris (see all)
- Thousands Of NYC Teachers Haven’t Been Jabbed Despite Next Weeks Deadline - September 25, 2021
- New York Gov. Says She’ll Replace Unvaccinated Health Workers With Foreign Workers - September 25, 2021
- Health Experts Say Thousands More People Than Usual Are Dying In UK – But Not From Covid - September 25, 2021