Fire Destroys Consumables At Winneba Government Hospital

fire pix The timely intervention of Fire Service personnel from Winneba and Agona Swedru prevented a fire outbreak at the Winneba Government Hospital on Monday from spreading to other places, Dr George Prah, Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, has said.

Dr Prah, who was conducting Madam Pokuwaa Sawyer, Deputy Central Regional Minister, round the hospital, said the fire started at about 10:30pm on Monday, and that its cause had not yet been established.

He said though there were no causalities, the fire caused extensive damage to medical consumables, including surgical equipment, laboratory regents, stationery, folders, computers and accessories.

Dr Prah said the hospital would have to operate with some few items in the next two weeks, and appealed to the Ministry of Health, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), philanthropists and other corporate institutions to assist the hospital.

Madam Sawyer was accompanied by Nii Ephraim, Effutu Municipal Chief Executive and personnel from both the Central Regional and Effutu Municipal offices of the National Disaster Management Organisation.—GNA

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