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Four times more beds needed

11 Sep, 2014

Medecins sans Frontieres worker Pierre Trbovic says the organization has only 200 beds in Monrovia and there are a total of only 240 in the city. MSF is turning away patients to avoid being overwhelmed:

In Monrovia, we estimate that there needs to be more than 1,000 beds to treat every Ebola patient. There are currently just 240 in total. Until that gap is closed by treatment centres with hundreds, rather than the small numbers pledged so far, the misery of turning people away at our gates will continue.