The Daily Observer was told on Saturday, August 2, that the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital Chief Administrator, Bro/Dr. Patrick Nshamdze, has died, having contracted the deadly Ebola virus disease at least three weeks ago. He died Friday, August 1; he was 57.There were tears Saturday, August 2, at the Christ The King Catholic Church in Gaye Town when news filtered in that Bro Patrick has succumbed to the virus. He was very attached to the church and its members.Dr. Nshamdze, who preferred to be called “Bro. Patrick”, was from Cameroon and a member of the Catholic Community—Brothers of St. John of God. Bro. Patrick was one of the missionaries assigned at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Congo Town. He was one of those very reliable medical practitioners, who kept the hospital intact and running.One Catholic source, who preferred to remain anonymous told the Observer that Bro Patrick had contracted the disease from a pregnant lady, who had been transferred from another health facility to the hospital. According to this source, the lady, who too, has died of the virus, came bleeding and it was Bro. Patrick, who had worked on her.“When Bro. Patrick was told that this lady had died from Ebola, he broke down, because he had had direct contact with her,” our source said.The Observer was told by other high-placed sources within the Catholic Church that the Church had requested his remains to be interred differently so that the Church and his relatives can one day pay homage to him but their plead was not granted as he was “dumped in a mass grave” containing at least 25 other victims, in Johnsonville, outside Monrovia.Very nearby the grave in which he and others were “dumped”, lay plywood billboards, indicating all of those buried in that mass grave.News filtered in late last night that Spain, which provides bulk of the hospital’s supports, was making plans to “evacuate” all the remaining missionary sisters and brothers assigned at the hospital.If this happens, it could be a deadly blow to the struggling health sector and nation at-large, grappling with the Ebola outbreak, which has claimed so many lives in Liberia. The St. Joseph Catholic Hospital is partially closed at the moment; this would be one last blow to finally close the hospital indefinitely.The Observer was told that the Catholic Church is expected to meet today to discuss these grave matters, including Bro. Patrick’s death.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Virat Kohli is on a roll these days. On the field, he has bowlers for supper, off the field, he has trained his guns on Mr. Nags, the dangerous prowler, who preys on Royal Challengers Bangalore’s superstars. (IPL Full Coverage|Points Table)In the midst of a hectic IPL season, Kohli was brave enough to face Mr. Nags in an interview. The topics were as wide-ranging: Which planet are you from, Virat? You are scaring other batsmen with your form – what’s wrong with you? (Also read: Virat Kohli closes in on another milestone, 1000-run season beckons) Nothing is of course wrong with Kohli! He’s doing everything right but Nags is right on one count. Kohli is batting like he is from Mars. He averages more than 100 in T20 cricket this year and became the first batsman to slam four hundreds in an IPL season, the first to breach the 900-run mark in a single edition and the first to go past 4000 runs in all IPL tournaments. (Also read: David Warner backs Virat Kohli to break 1000-run barrier in IPL 9)Kohli dealt with those with a straight bat and came down the pitch to hammer a few others until Nags tested the 27-year-old with a googly. Asked if he was the best batsman in the world, Kohli said, “No, it’s AB de Villiers” to which Nags queried: “What’s going on between the two of you? You two seem to have a special relationship?” (Also read: Table-toppers Gujarat Lions face tough Test against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Qualifier 1)advertisementUmm, what followed was an absolute pearl.But we won’t spoil the fun for you! Watch the video to find out what transpires in a genuinely funny interview between the world’s best batsman and Mr. Nags. We promise you this – you will laugh your heart out.