British Aid Flight Carrying Medical Supplies for Ebola Treatment Facility Lands in Freetown [press release]

Britain’s latest Ebola aid flight carrying vital medical supplies landed in Freetown yesterday, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has confirmed.

This was the UK’s sixth aid flight and carried almost pound900,000 worth of medical equipment needed for the 92 bed treatment facility in Kerry Town, including blood banks, centrifuges and protective equipment such as goggles and gloves.

International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:

As part of Britain’s pound125 million response we are building six treatment centres across Sierra Leone which are vital to controlling and defeating the Ebola outbreak.

We will provide direct care for up to 8,800 patients over six months and this latest flight has delivered the kit needed to provide treatment for Ebola victims.

Britain is committed to helping Sierra Leone defeat this terrible disease and we are calling on the international community to ramp up its efforts.

Aid supplies delivered so far include: 20 vehicles including ambulances 75 water tanks 3 incinerators for disposing of clothing and other materials 12 generators personal protection equipment radio equipment lighting sets chlorine for sanitation WC facilities temporary warehouse tents 14 air conditioning units and isolator equipment.

SOURCE UK Department for International Development

Source : PR Newswire

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