Ghanaians caution against unorthodox treatment of burns

Kumasi, May 3, GNA – The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Burns Intensive Care Unit, has advised Ghanaians to avoid unorthodox treatment for burns victims.

The Unit described as barbaric the manner in which people who suffer burns are sometimes given un-prescribed treatments, including smearing their bodies with eggs, burnt snail shells, clay and other dangerous substances before being rushed to the hospital.

‘When this is done, it causes systemic infection, thereby complicating treatment for the patient,’ Ms Coretta Ofosuwaa, Senior Staff Nurse of the Unit, told the Ghana News Agency in Kumasi.

This was after the Glorious Praise Chorae, a non-denominational singing group, donated fruits and GH₵ 1, 000.00 to the Unit.

The gesture aimed to support the upkeep of the patients.

Ms Ofosuwaa cautioned parents to be careful and not allow their wards to get close to naked fires or electrical gadgets that have the tendency to harm them.

They should also adhere to fire safety measures in their homes and work places for their own benefit.

Mr William Kwarteng, President of the Group, assured their resolve to support patients at the Unit to enhance their treatment.

He asked the Ghana National Fire Service to team up with stakeholders to intensify public education on fire prevention.


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