Gas explosion: Nasarawa Govt to take victims to South Africa for treatment

Nasarawa State Government on Friday said it had concluded arrangement to fly some victims of the Lafia gas explosion to South Africa for further treatment.

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura stated this when the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Dr Yahaya Adamu paid him condolence visit at the Government House, Lafia.

Al-Makura revealed that 11 out of the 36 victims of the gas explosion had died and eight others in critical condition.

He said most of the victims were being treated at the National Trauma Centre in Abuja, adding that the government was committed to ensuring that they got the best medical attention.

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The governor has promised to provide land for the construction of the permanent site of the Federal Medical Centre in Keffi.

He said this was to enable the facility expansion and establish emergency centre to enable the hospital cope with large scale emergency cases such as the…

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