Oklahoma health officials creating Ebola unit

Ponca City Now - November 1, 2014 10:00 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma health officials say they are developing a specialized unit to treat patients who may be diagnosed with the Ebola virus.

State health commissioner Doctor Terry Cline announced development of the unit on Friday.

No one in Oklahoma has been diagnosed with the disease, and Cline says the new unit may never be put into action. The action comes as a result of a collaborative planning effort with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the Oklahoma Hospital Association, OU Medical Center management and metropolitan hospitals in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

The new unit will be operated by the University of Oklahoma Medical Center and will be located in a decommissioned hospital building on the Oklahoma Health Center campus in Oklahoma City – away from existing patient care facilities.

 

Latest Stories

Oklahoma COVID-19 Update for 30 September 2020

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 As of this advisory, there are 87,199 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Kay...

Bond Revoked for Tulsa Uber Driver Charged with Murder

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The $500,000 bond for an Uber driver charged with murder in Tulsa...

OHP Captain Dies from COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Highway Patrol captain has become the first state trooper in...