Monday, September 15, 2014

Dr. Olivet Buck Passes Away in Sierra Leone

Dr. Olivet Buck
The fourth and only female doctor to have been infected with the virus in Sierra Leone died this morning, according to reports from health authorities in the capital Freetown.

There were moves being made to evacuate her to an Ebola treatment center in Hamburg,  Germany,  but the request made by the country's authorities to the World Health Organization ( WHO ) to sponsor her evacuation had been turned down. The WHO had opted instead to help her get the most advanced level of care right in Sierra Leone and had not ruled out the use of experimental drugs.
President Koroma and Dr. Buck

Unfortunately,  the doctor did not survive the outbreak and joins three other doctors Dr. Khan,  Dr. Cole and Dr Rogers as the fourth physician victim of this terrible scourge.

We will continue to pray for her family and the country and hope that God guides the country's leaders to find a way out of this Ebola death trap.

We will keep on hoping that our leaders always keep the following statements from the Scriptures in mind; "What does it pay a man, to gain the world and lose his soul? 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shameful. IF it was a politician that got infected, this would not happen. i weep for mama salone

Anonymous said...

These politicians should be ashamed of themselves.all in the name of greed.please please international community don't give this government any financial aid they will share it amongst them.If you really want to help, send in medicines and protective equipments for our brave health workers.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the last comment what Salone need is not finance because all that money will get lost paying all the finance managers and accountants to look after it. What is needed is good health infrastructures including proper water supply to all heAlth institutions without adequate running water supply there is virtually no infection control. This Ebola has exposed how very very weak or virtually nonexhistent the health service of Salone has been

Anonymous said...

What is needed ate technocrats from outside to set up a proper health system however sad to say it is indeed sme of our brothers and sisters who return from the diaspora with great ideas for Salone who sooner or later fall into the greed club that is entrenched in the Salone system . How can a country as small as Gambia with fewer mineral resources get their act together better than us?

Anonymous said...

However we all must do what we can to help and after the Ebola episode a commission of enquiry must be held to expose failings from top to buttom and recommendations made for action plan in place for future emergency episodes. The Truth is when you look at Miatta Kargbo's performance in parliament and some of the parliamentarians who were laughing with her when they soiled that poor nurse's dedication to her profession this has now come to haunt them. This has highlighted the disrespect the had for the nursing profession and where it not for those brave nurses and doctors who have now put their lives on the line now where would we be. Criminal charges of negligence should be brought against those who were meant to take this seriously and act rapidly. They have been negligent in their duty and failed the country


steven m foday said...

May her soul rest in perpetual and everlasting peace. Let her be rewarded abundantly by the Almighty God for part in saving humanity. Rest in peace doc.

steven m foday said...

May her soul rest in perpetual and everlasting peace. Let her be rewarded abundantly by the Almighty God for part in saving humanity. Rest in peace doc.

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