Ebola Victim's Family Underwhelmed By Hospital Efforts
DALLAS — The family of the only person to die of Ebola in the U.S. says it is underwhelmed by a Dallas hospital’s efforts to fulfill a settlement agreement to combat the disease in Africa.
Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas on Monday announced it donated $125,000 toward a scholarship to train doctors and nurses in Liberia. Hospital spokesman Wendell Watson says the donation fulfills a settlement agreement with Thomas Eric Duncan’s family that included an undisclosed payout.
Duncan's nephew, Josephus Weeks, told the Associated Press that he had asked the hospital chain for $5 million to build a hospital in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia.
Christian missionary group SIM USA says it will administer the scholarship and invest it in mutual funds. The hospital says it plans no further donations. (AP)