Thursday, August 14, 2014

#Ebola - Liberian Minister Who Approved Patrick Sawyer's Travel To Nigeria Lashes Out At Critics

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Sebastian Muah, the Liberian Deputy Finance Minister who approved for a sick Patrick Sawyer to travel to Nigeria, has refused to apologize, lashing out instead when vocal critics on Facebook blamed him for letting Sawyer, a staff of the Ministry of Finance, leave Liberia for the ECOWAS conference in Nigeria.

Soon after Patrick Sawyer's death last month, when a Facebook user, Omar Tariq asked him why he had approved Sawyer's travel plans, Sebastian Muah said he does not owe anyone an explanation.

He also said that Patrick Sawyer told him he already tested negative for Ebola and that Liberian health officials did not place him on the Ebola danger list. Muah insisted he wasn't late Sawyer's doctor to stop him from traveling.

Read their full exchange below...

Sebastian Muah: Omar you are being disingenuous with your last comments. The man was on NO watch list. I approved his travel. He emailed us several weeks earlier that his sister had died from the disease and that he had asked that his blood be taken for testing. That test result did not come back positive. So to say someone made him travel and exposed him to others is pure hate and mis-use of a tragedy that have somehow brought the message home to the many who are in denial of this deadly disease, which by the way has NO CURE.

Omar Tariq: Mr. Muah, well he lied to you that his blood test came back negative. Did you every ask for his official report of the blood test Sabastian? If his sister died from Ebola and he was in contact with her, your health official have advised that you be on a 21 day watch list, did you bother to ask Sabastian? You see you should have never responded because now there are questions to answer since you approved his travels. Again did you request a copy of his Blood test that ruled him out, because he lied to you.

Sebastian Muah: Am I a medical Doctor? I will respond when angry Liberians try to make an uncalled for statement about a tragic situation.

Omar Tariq: Mr. Muah did you see his blood test results or did he just simple tell you it was negative? As his superior if a man tells you his sister died from ebola and he could have been exposed do you not think it is your duty to ask the hard questions or maybe you could have reported this to the health officials? Stop making silly excuses as to not being his doctors. This does not excuse you from asking the questions as a Government official that would safeguard the lives of our citizens and your International Partners. It is your duty, again Government official not wanting to go above and beyond his duty to safe guard our population.

Sebastian Muah: A friend is dead, I do not owe you any explanation. POS (Patrick Sawyer) was a public health practitioner if you must know. The Ugandan doctor was a medical doctor if you again must know. They are no longer. So the freaking issue is not why he lied or didn’t lie to travel. But how we address the freaking disease. If you don’t have jack to say in that direction then frankly shut up on the subject. Sebastian Muah doesn’t have time today frankly for your rants." The minister said...continue...

Omar Tariq: Stop making silly excuses as to not being his doctor. This does not excuse you from asking the questions as a government official that would safeguard the lives of our citizens and your international partners. It is your duty, again as a Government official not wanting to go above and beyond his duty to safe guard our population.

Oh hell yes you do owe Liberians and the international community an explanation. You have through your negligence of not asking the proper questions exposed others to such a horrible Virus and you on here talking bull.

Sebastian Muah: The old people say empty drum can’t make noise. So you will be talking by yourself as I see you don’t know what you are talking about and as a matter of finding solution you do not have any but trying to find blame. Someone must have frustrated the hell out of you in Liberia O…. Take me to the international court since I am guilty of approving a travel."









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