Humanitarian AidFuel Tanker Tragedy: WHO provides lifeline with immediate medical supplies

Fuel Tanker Tragedy: WHO provides lifeline with immediate medical supplies

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Bong County, Liberia: The World Health Organization (WHO) has donated emergency medical supplies to the Ministry of Health in response to the fuel tanker disaster that has fatally affected over 80 persons.

Dr. Moses Jeuronlon, WHO Officer in Charge, said during the handing-over of the medical supplies that the supplies were WHO initial support to ensure the timely provision of urgently needed medical care for the victims of the explosion. 

To alleviate the strain on the already overwhelmed health facilities in the affected county, WHO donated a range of items. These included injectable analgesics, assorted antibiotics, intravenous fluids, as well as materials and supplies for wound dressing. Additionally, the donation comprised examination tools and surgical gloves, among other essential items.

Upon receiving the donated items, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, the Honorable Minister of Health, Liberia expressed gratitude. She commended WHO for their timely contributions to the Ministry of Health in response to the fuel tanker disaster.

Dr. Jallah emphasized that WHO has consistently been a dependable partner and supporter, especially in challenging times. The emergency medical supplies received will be promptly utilized to alleviate the suffering of individuals undergoing treatment in various hospitals across Bong, Nimba, and Montserrado Counties.

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Initial statistics, as reported by the Medical Director of Phebe Hospital in Bong County, reveal that 82 cases have been documented. Among these, 79 are males, and 3 are females. Furthermore, 42 severely injured individuals have been referred to the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, as well as the 14 Military and ELWA Hospitals in Monrovia. Additional two victims were transferred to Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Nimba County.  So far, up to 4 deaths have been reported by hospital sources.

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