Liberia – Hospital Treating Tanker Blast Victims Attraction for Help

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Phebe Hospital, which is on the heart of the response to the current gasoline tanker explosion in Totota, Decrease Bong County, is interesting for continued assist because the demise toll rises. The tragic incident, which came about on December 26 in Totota, has resulted in widespread destruction and lack of life. Among the many victims had been a pregnant lady, her daughter, and her husband.

In a press briefing on December 28, Dr. Cynthia Blapooh and Dr. Minnie Sankawolo-Ricks of the Bong County Well being Staff and Phebe Hospital emphasised the necessity for extra help to the services.

They defined that burns, which lots of the victims suffered, require extended therapeutic durations, typically lasting as much as six months.

“We’re calling for extra help for our sufferers. Any enable you to may give come to Phebe Hospital with it,” they famous. “The remedy of the victims of the explosion will take longer and we’d like the requisite gear and medicines to answer the sufferers appropriately.”

The medical officers requested donations of medical provides equivalent to medicine, IV fluids, Metro infusion, IV Tubing, Cannula 18 G/20 G, in addition to meals for the sufferers.

In the meantime, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Minister for Well being Providers, Dr. Francis Kateh, confirmed an extra 5 deaths in Monrovia. Three of the deaths occurred at JFK Medical Middle, one at ELWA Hospital, and one at 14 Army Hospital. 4 deaths have additionally been reported in the neighborhood, pending investigation.

Kateh beforehand introduced on December 27 that over 40 individuals misplaced their lives within the explosion. Within the fast aftermath, 83 sufferers had been admitted to Phebe Referral Hospital, with three pronounced useless upon arrival.

Those that misplaced their lives throughout the explosion and instantly afterwards have since been buried in a mass grave in Totota.

The Liberia Nationwide Purple Cross Society (LNRCS), together with the Ministry of Well being and the native authorities of Bong County, organized the mass burial to put the victims to relaxation.