Scope of work: Construction and Upgradation of Regional Hospitals at Kankan and Nzerekore
Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) has, at the behest of the Government of India, extended a Line of Credit (LOC) of USD 35 million to the Government of the Republic of Guinea, for Construction and Upgradation of Regional Hospitals at Kankan and Nzerekore in Guinea.
UNDP was requested by the Guinea's National Coordination Unit against Ebola to complete existing salaries with incentive pays for the French Red Cross, Doctors without Borders and Alima, three Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) operating Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) in Donka, Macenta, Kissidougou and Nzerekore
In the regions of Nzerekore
and Conakry, where the first Ebola cases occurred and which are now experiencing a surge in new infections, the number of women giving birth in a facility with a skilled birth attendant by their side plummeted by 87%.
In the Guinean city of Nzerekore
, riots broke out on Thursday night over rumours that health workers had infected people with the Ebola virus, a Red Cross official and residents said.
The organization has set up isolation units for suspected cases in the Southern region of Nzerekore
and is looking for people who may have had contact with the infected.
Another 29 people were injured in the city of Nzerekore
on Friday and Saturday, they said.
BSGR Guinea established three base camps from where its operations are monitored, in Kerouane, Nzerekore
and Zogota and currently employs 500 people as part of its extensive drilling campaign to prove the anticipated significant iron ore tonnage.
In June, a violent clash between Muslim Malinke and Christian Guerze ethnic groups left two dead in Nzerekore
Turning to Guinea, Zerihoun stated that "the security situation remains tense in the regional capital of Nzerekore
, following last month's murder of a team of Guinean health and government officials who had been distributing information on the outbreak in the nearby town of Womey.