Freetown, 09 November, 2021 / 9:35 pm (ACI Africa).
In a report shared with ACI Africa Tuesday, November 9, officials of the charity arm of the Archdiocese of Freetown say the intervention seeks to boost the efforts of the health facilities that have been set aside to provide treatment to the victims of the explosion that occurred in Wellington Industrial Estate.
“Caritas has started emergency support with a team of medical staff with equipment and medicines, and a volunteer rescue team to address the immediate medical, psychosocial and material needs for the affected victims,” the officials say, adding that they had already dispatched a team of clinical staff and volunteers to help at the hospitals.
The Caritas office has also provided supplies including Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), syringes, gloves, and water to complement efforts of other rescue workers and hospitals that have admitted victims.
Additionally, the office has set up a daily feeding initiative for victims of the explosion as well as the health practitioners and volunteers that are tending to the victims.