World failing to face Ebola challenge: International group

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'World failing to meet Ebola challenge'
United Nations, Sept 3: Doctors Without Borders, an international group warned on Tuesday that the world is failing to meet the challenge against Ebola and alleged that the patients were left to die alone at treatment units in West Africa, an AP report said.

The body, which has treated with over 1,000 Ebola patients in West Africa since March, is totally overwhelmed by the disease and has urged other countries to contribute civilian and medical staff members to deal with the disaster that has taken over 1,600 lives.

People are left to die alone at Ebola treatment centres, reports said

In a separate remark, World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan said the outbreak was underestimated and was allowed to claim several lives in countries like Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia and Guinea. United Nation officials also have asked people to send medical personnel and material help to the affected areas.

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday requested West Africans to wear protective gears when dealing with Ebola patients or burying anyone who died of the disease, the AP report said.

Another American doctor was infected in Liberia while infectious bodies were rotting in the open, the report said.

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