Sierra Leone’s Molecular Biology, Immunology And Virology Lab Consumed by Fire

Residents of Makeni City woke up to the sad news of how mysterious fire gutted the building housing the Catholic Holy Spirit hospital’s Molecular biology, Immunology and virology lab, the drug store and the physiotherapy department in the early hours this morning. 

Fire fighters from the city’s fire department raced to the scene to put off the ragging fire at the said building which they succeeded to do but not enough to save a single asset from the gutted building. 
Patients admitted in the hospital were seen fleeing to the hospital neighborhood to save their lives, whilst those who could not walk were assisted by nurses and neighbors to safety. 
The cause of the inferno remains unclear but nurses on duty said the fire started in the Molecular biology lab following unstable power supply by EDDA. 
Chief Medical Officer of the hospital Dr. Patrick Turay said the fire incident will gravely impact their operations in the months and years to come. He says the financial loss could run into millions of USD.

 

The Cameroonian born virologist Dr. Raul almost walked his way into the blazing building before he could be halted by some hospital staff and security personnel. He breakdown in tears as he witnessed his endeavor and research work on Ebola virus disease and other viruses been consumed by Fire with nothing to do to help the situation. 
Credit. Provincial Times.

About Patric Foryoh

Patric Foryoh Daboh is a blogger, Political, social activist,a satirist and co-founder & Co Editor of Makoni Times Newspaper based in United States of America. He studied Multimedia in the United States.He has met and interviewed personalities including Former vice-president of Sierra Leone Alhaji Sam Sumana, late Tamba Sam SLPP Secretary General , Gloria Strasser , David Tam Mbayoh , Agibu Jalloh, Chernor Bah, Murtala Mohamed , Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, J. Arr, Nasser Ayoub, Alpha Timbo, Robin Farley, Bai Mahmoud, and many more. Patric has produced the "Diolog" show at the TPN radio and was the social media correspondent for TPN . He has appeared on numerous daily newspapers publication in Sierra Leone. He blogs at Sierra Leone one man civil society blog on relationship, sex, marriage, faith & culture, politics, religion. He was the programming manager at Mamba TV. Patric Foryoh was named as the 54 Most Influential People in Sierra Leone by Swit Salone.com Patric Foryoh represents the new wave of new voices in Sierra Leone/Africa media who are breaking boundaries and charting new territories. He is a husband and a father of a son and a daughter.

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