Victims of Gas Explosion To Have Plastic Surgery
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Some victims of the recent gas station explosion in Asokwa, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region are to undergo plastic surgery at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). The seven, five men and two women are reported to be in critical condition. According to medical officers of the hospital, the seven have suffered severe burns, resulting in the loss of 80% of their total body surface, and therefore, they would require plastic surgery. Head of the Accident and Emergency Unit of the KATH, Dr. Stephen Opuni told Joy News that some of the victims have been treated and discharged, but the seven whose conditions are critical have been put under careful observation and are been treated to prevent infections to their wounds. The manager of the station is also still on admission. In an interview with the Public Affairs Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mr. William Abaidoo, he told Joy News that even though the EPA is yet to be briefed on the incident, he said the EPA is satisfied with where gas stations in the country are situated. He added, that initially, gas stations were to be situated in industrial areas, but it was later thought that they should be located closer to residences so that the purpose of introducing and encouraging the use of LPG will not be defeated. He also said the EPA undertakes routine monitoring of the stations. Last Friday a gas explosion at the Engas Filling Station at Asokwa, a suburb of Kumasi resulted in the massive destruction of property and injury to 131 people.