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La gas explosion: Gov’t to foot bills of injured victims

Government has promised to absorb the costs of treatment for injured victims of Thursday’s gas explosion at La.

Six people have been confirmed dead in the gas explosion that occurred near the Trade Fair Centre in Accra while over 20 people have sustained various degrees of injuries.

The Health Minister Alex Segbefia visiting victims at the La General, Police and 37 Military hospitals where some of the victims were receiving treatment, commended medical officers for their professionalism in caring for the victims.

“The president has indicated clearly that all the costs of the burn victims from this incident will be covered by the state, so we’ve made it clear to the management and the Brigadier General-in-charge, the commandant, that they should quickly put together all the logistics and costs of caring for these patients.

“As you know with burn victims, there is the need to constantly wash, constantly change dressing, and put them on antibiotics and very strong pain killers, so there is for each patient a cost. You have to bring in extra staff to actually deal with it and this has been done in a very military-type fashion in this hospital,” he stated.

Meanwhile, President John Dramani Mahama has called on Ghanaians to pray for victims of Thursday’s gas explosion.

In a Facebook post Friday, the outgoing president took to his Facebook wall to console the victims.

“My condolences to families of the victims of yesterday’s gas explosion; let’s continue to pray for the injured.”

Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM

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