Weala District of UMC Loses Five Members to the Ebola Virus

Rev.Paye Cooper Mondolo (Left) District Superintendent of Weala District at new surgical center dedication, March 2014. Photo via Facebook

Rev.Paye Cooper Mondolo (Left) District Superintendent of Weala District at new surgical center dedication, March 2014. Photo via Facebook

The recent waves of the Ebola virus have created fear and panic among the people of Weala area including members of the United Methodist Church who are residing in the area. According to the District Superintendent of the Weala District, Rev. Paye Cooper Mondolo, from August 6-8, 2014 the Weala District UMC lost five of its members to the Ebola virus. He also indicated that he is not sure of how many of his district members are afflicted with the virus.

The Weala United Methodist Health Center is the only health facility that is catering to new patients who have not visited the center prior to the Ebola virus outbreak. Rev. Mondolo said all of the health centers in the Weala area are not accepting patients that have not been taking treatment at these centers before the Ebola crisis. “Our health center is the only place that sick people can come to get help,” the UMC Clergyman lamented.

Rev. Mondolo told West African Writers that health centers in the county are not closed as it has been alleged, but rather refusing to accept patients who don’t have a record with said clinic. He confirmed that the Weala UMC Health Center was able to report two Ebola cases to the County Health Team since the outbreak.

He told WAW that the Weala District UMC is playing a major role on the County Ebola Task Force and it has been distributing sanitizing packages which include buckets, Clorox, chlorine, and soap. “As a district we are involved in creating awareness and sharing protective messages with the people of the community.” Rev. Mondolo concluded.

In a related development, Rev. Cecilia Burke Mapleh, District Superintendent of the Voinjama District is scheduled to distribute sanitizing packages to the people of her district. “Voinjama District which is in the epicenter of the Ebola virus. This area is overwhelmed with fear, disbelief, and cultural insensitivty to the disease.” Rev. Mapleh said. “At the moment most of our preaching points stand abandoned if we do not act quickly with preventive messages to and for our members.”

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