Gas explosion: 37 Military Hospital providing free care for injured persons

Gas explosion: 37 Military Hospital providing free care for injured persons
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com
Date: 08-10-2017 Time: 10:10:21:am

The 37 Military Hospital is taking care of 40 persons injured in Saturday evening's inferno at the Atomic Junction in Accra.

Two persons, according to hospital authorities, are in a very critical condition.

 Brigadier General Ernest Sakah, who is in-charge of administration at the military hospital, told Joy News' Seth Kwame Boateng that one of the critically injured persons has 80 percent of his body burnt.

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He said the hospital will be providing free care for the injured in hopes that the appropriate state agencies will soon assist the health facility to acquire more treatment kits to take care of more of injured persons that may arrive.

A huge explosion at Atomic Junction, close to the sprawling Madina Zongo Junction in Accra shook the capital on Saturday evening.

Eye-witnesses say the explosion struck when a gas tanker was offloading its contents at a station.

Madina explosion

Hundreds of residents in and around Madina, Atomic Junction and a section of the main campus of the University of Ghana, Legon fled their homes following the explosion that occurred at a gas station.

Deputy Health Minister, Kingsley Gyedu, who was also at the 37 Military Hospital to get first-hand information about the state of the injured persons confirms government will take care of the bills.

He is also asking those injured but yet to visit the hospital to do so immediately at the nearest health facility for free treatment.

He said he has information that five people died in yesterday’s huge gas explosion and fire, assuring that the government is ready to give them a befitting burial. 

 

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