The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) has today discharged 12 victims from Connaught hospital and Rokupa Government hospital, respectively. It could be recalled that on the 5th November this year, a fuel tanker exploded at Wellington PMB causing major disaster which took many lives and destroyed properties worth millions.
According to the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Austin Demby, care and support will be given to the discharged victims until they are fully recovered. “We will be better prepared for anything like this.” He continued that a unit will be built at the Connaught Hospital to address future incidents similar to this.
Speaking during the event, The Incident Manager at NDMA, Dr. Mustapha Kabba, said 54 victims in total have now been discharged. “This is as a result of the resilience, commitment and dedication from partners, donors as well as the support from the government towards the hospital staff” He mentioned.
The Director General of the National Disaster Management Agency, Retired Lieutenant General Brima Sesay, specially thanked the Minister of Health and Sanitation together with team of doctors and nurses for making it possible for the victims to be discharged.
“I thank God for my life” said Kadiatu Kamara, one of the discharged victims at Connaught hospital.
A discharge package which includes food and non food items and certificate were given to the victims.