The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has announced a project to refurbish existing wards of the Plastic and Reconstructive surgery unit of the Korle-bu teaching hospital into an ultra modern wards to improve the effective management of burns in the country.
The refurbishment which iswould cost nearly One million Ghana Cedis will turn existing wards of the BURNS Unit into an ultra modern hospital facility.
According to Mr. Asaga, refurbishment of the wards of the BURNS Unit by the NPA is to fulfil the passion and vision of President John Manama for a first class BURNS Unit to manage cases of burns and related accidents in the country.
The Chief Exuitve of the NPA, Moses Asaga announced this at the launch of Consumer Week - 2015 in the Northern Region Capital, Tamale.
The Consumer Week launch for this year was aimed encouraging households in the three northern regions of Ghana this Upper East, Upper West and Northern to switch from using wood fuel to LPG to save the depleting vegetative cover of the Savanah.
Statistics by NPA show that the Northern Regions account for only 3% of the total national consumption of LPG.
The week-long Consumer celebration would also focus on sensitizing households on the safe handling of LPG to prevent accidents arising from unsafe handling of LPG. Statistics reveal injuries and deaths from burn related accident have been rising steadily since 2011. This is even exersibated by a poorly equipped Burns Unit to effectively deal with burn patients. The initiative by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to refurbish the reconstructive surgery and burns unit is therefore timely.