Update: Olam Explosion

30 victims were rushed to GHAPOHA Hospital

63 rushed to Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital

20 sent to the New Takoradi Health Center

That brings the total number of victims to 113 for now.

The Western Region’s only referral Hospital, ENRH has no Burns Unit.

The fire victims had to be sent to smaller hospitals in the metropolis, which obviously cannot handle severe burns.

That for me is the biggest disaster. This region has a long way to go. We need a new Regional Hospital.


I wish to explore this angle tomorrow… And seek some clarification from the Health Ministry… A region big enough to warrant a split of its administration without a center to manage incidents of this nature.