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Victims will get the best of medical care – Mahama

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President John Dramani Mahama has given an assurance that the government will make sure that injured victims from the Accra fire disaster in the wake of the devastating floods last Wednesday get the best of medical care to enable them to recover from the serious injuries.

The patients are currently receiving treatment at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, 37 Military Hospital and the Police Hospital.

Speaking at a joint news conference with Togolese President, Mr Faure Gnassingbé, at the Flagstaff House yesterday after visiting the patients on admission in hospitals, President Mahama said the nation would not leave the patients to their fate.

He, however, expressed concern that a number of the injured and the dead from the inferno at the GOIL fuel station had still not been identified.

He consequently called for cooperation from families whose relatives have been missing since Wednesday to help identify the victims.

" The bodies are in the morgues of the three hospitals. Government will work with relatives whose loved ones are missing so that we will be able to identify the bodies," Mr Mahama said.

President Gnassingbé was the head of a joint delegation from Togo and Côte d'Ivoire that was in Accra to commiserate with the government and Ghanaians on the tragic incident that had already claimed 150 lives.

From the Côte d'Ivoire side were officials, led by the Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Adama Toungara.

Côte d'Ivoire made a donation of 2.5 tonnes of assorted medication and another consignment, specially for burns, to support the treatment of the patients.

Many of the patients in the hospitals sustained burns mostly on the upper parts of their bodies.

However, most of them had been stabilised while a few were in critical condition and needed intensive care.

President Mahama said the time had come for Ghanaians to rally together in order to overcome this tragedy.

In his remarks, Mr Gnassignbe said Togo and Côte d'Ivoire were in solidarity with Ghana in this trying period.

He recalled how Ghana went to the aid of Togo when it experienced separate flood and fire disasters in 2008 and 2013 respectively and said it demonstrated the brotherliness between their countries.

Source: GhanaWeb

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