Health workers strike at southern Sierra Leone's only Ebola clinic

November 12, 2014 1:34 PM

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Health workers strike at southern Sierra Leone's only Ebola clinic

FREETOWN (Reuters) - More than 400 health workers at the only Ebola treatment center in southern Sierra Leone went on strike on Wednesday over unpaid risk allowances the government is meant to fund, officials said.

The clinic in Bandajuma in Bo district has about 60 beds for Ebola patients - about a fifth of Sierra Leone's total Ebola beds - and U.N. officials warn that the number of Ebola cases is surging in Sierra Leone due to a lack of treatment centers.

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