New Delhi, Nov 27: The Indian government today revealed that an Indian employed in Liberia has died of Ebola infection earlier this year. Minister of State of External Affairs VK Singh told Lok Sabha in a written reply,"As per reports available with the government, there has been only one Indian casualty so far. Mohammed Amir who was employed in a pharmacy in Liberia died of Ebola virus infection on September 7, 2014."
The body of the man is said to have been buried locally s per the World Health Organization norms. Mr Singh also said that Indian missions are facilitating access to appropriate medical treatments to the Indians there. He informed that the Indian missions in the Ebola-infected regions have been asked to keep in touch with the Indian communities, the government and UN agencies to ensure the safety and well being of the Indians there.
"In addition, Indian Missions have been issuing regular advisories and facilitating travel of those who had wanted to return to India," he said. As per WHO records, 5,420 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries.