SITUATION UPDATE ON FIRE DISASTER MANAGEMENT

The Ministry of Health & Sanitation, in acute response to the Wellington fire disaster has on Wednesday, 10th November 2021 activated the 5/11 Health Coordination Centre housed at the Ministry’s Conference Hall, 4th flooor Youyi Building.

The principal objective of the Coordination Center is to galvanize experts & liaise with other relevant command centers to judiciously manage donations, deploy material & human resources to cater for the needs of survivors of the incident.

The center encompasses various pillars including Donor Coordination, Foreign Affairs & External Relations, Logistics, Communication, ICT, Technical & Medical Support, Administrative & Finance and representatives from WHO & African CDC.

REPORT AS OF 30th NOVEMBER 2021

30th November 2021, Current Admission in City Hospitals = 35

30th November 2021, Total discharges (requiring outpatient care): 56

30th November 2021, Patients in critical condition = 5

30th November 2021, New Death = 2

30th November 2021, New Admission

30th November 2021, Summary

REPORT AS OF 26th NOVEMBER 2021

26th November 2021, Current Admission in City Hospitals=37

26th November 2021, Total discharges (requiring outpatient care): 54

26th November 2021, Patients in critical condition = 5

26th November 2021, New Death

26th November 2021, New Admission

26th November 2021, Summary

REPORT AS OF 24th NOVEMBER 2021

24th November 2021, Current Admission in City Hospitals=39

24th November 2021, Total discharges (requiring outpatient care): 54

24th November 2021, Patients in critical condition = 7

24th November 2021, New Death

24th November 2021, New Admission

24th November 2021, Summary

REPORT AS OF 23rd NOVEMBER 2021

23rd November 2021, Current Admission in City Hospitals=39

23rd November 2021, Total discharges (requiring outpatient care): 54

23rd November 2021, Patients in critical condition=7

23rd November 2021, New Death

23rd November 2021, New Admission

23rd November 2021, Summary

REPORT AS OF 22nd NOVEMBER 2021

22nd November 2021, Current Admission in City Hospitals=39

22nd November 2021, Total discharges (requiring outpatient care): 54

22nd November 2021, Patients in critical condition=7

22nd November 2021, New Death

22nd November 2021, New Admission

22nd November 2021, Summary

REPORT AS OF 21TH NOVEMBER 2021

21th November 2021, Current Admission in City Hospitals=51

21th November 2021, Total discharges (requiring outpatient care): 42

21th November 2021, Patients in critical condition=6

21th November 2021, New Death

21th November 2021, New Admission

21th November 2021, Summary

REPORT AS OF 20TH NOVEMBER 2021

20th November 2021, Current Admission in City Hospitals=51

20th November 2021, Total discharges (requiring outpatient care): 42

20th November 2021, Patients in critical condition=6

20th November 2021, New Death

20th November 2021, New Admission

20th November 2021, Summary

REPORT AS OF 18TH NOVEMBER 2021

18th November 2021, Current Admission in City Hospitals=52

18th November 2021, Total discharges (requiring outpatient care): 42

18th November 2021, Patients in critical condition=9

18th November 2021, New Death

18th November 2021, New Admission

18th November 2021, Summary

REPORT AS OF 17TH NOVEMBER 2021

17th November 2021, Current Admission in City Hospitals=52

17th November 2021, Total discharges (requiring outpatient care): 42

17th November 2021, Patients in critical condition=9

17th November 2021, New Death

17th November 2021, New Admission

17th November 2021, Summary

REPORT AS OF 16TH NOVEMBER 2021

16th November 2021, Patients in critical condition = 8

Highlights

  • Two (2) new deaths
  • Two (2) new discharges
  • One hundred and fifty-two (158) patients received at hospital

16th November 2021, New Adimission

REPORT AS OF 15TH NOVEMBER 2021

15th November 2021, One (1) new death

15th November 2021, Currently admitted: 55 patients are currently admitted in 5 city hospitals

15th November 2021, New Admission

14th November 2021, Patients in critical condition = 10

REPORT AS OF 14TH NOVEMBER 2021

14th November 2021, One (1) new death

14th November 2021, Currently admitted: 56 patients are currently admitted in 5 city hospitals

14th November 2021, New Admission

14th November 2021, Patients in critical condition = 10

REPORT AS OF 13TH NOVEMBER 2021

13th November 2021, One (1) new death

13th November 2021, Currently admitted: 57 patients are currently admitted in 5 city hospitals

13th November 2021, New Admission

13th November 2021, Patients in critical condition = 11

REPORT AS OF 11TH NOVEMBER 2021

11th November 2021, Seven (7) new deaths

11th November 2021, Currently admitted: 58 patients are currently admitted in 5 city hospitals

11th November 2021, New admissions= 1

11th November 2021, Patients in critical condition=10

REPORT AS OF 10TH NOVEMBER 2021

10th November 2021, Seven (7) new deaths

Currently admitted: 59 patients are currently admitted in 5 city hospitals - 10th November

10th November 2021 - New admissions = 3

10th November 2021, Patients in critical condition = 12

REPORTS AS OF 9TH NOVEMBER 2021

Emergency Hospital = 0  Choithram Hospital = 0  Rokupa Hospital = 0

The total number of patients received: As of 9 am on 10th November 2021, 299 people have been reported so far.

Total number of deaths                                             = 138
Deaths on arrival in the hospitals                            =  84
Death in hospitals                                                      =  54

34 Military hospital = 0   Emergency Hospital=0

Choithram hospital = 0   34 Military hospital = 0

Rokupa hospital = 0

Situation Overview
During the late evening hours (between 9-10 pm) of 5th November 2021, there was a fire incident
due to the explosion of a fuel tanker in Wellington, a community in the populous eastern end of
Sierra Leone’s capital city Freetown. The incident occurred when a loaded truck hit a loaded fuel
tanker leading to leakage of the fuel. The situation caused a heavy traffic hold up in the busy
highway that connects the city centre to the eastern part of the city. 

Scores of people, mostly motorbikes, taxi riders are reported to have rushed to the scene to fetching fuel that was leaking from the tanker following the collision. While this was happening, with the leaking petroleum tanker surrounded by pedestrians, motorbike riders and motor vehicle traffic, the tanker
exploded into a fireball, immediately burning nearby vehicles, people and surrounding informal trade structures adjacent to the road. As at 9am on 9th November 2021, 296 people have been affected by this incident. Currently hospitalized patients: 63 people are currently admitted in 5 city hospitals

• Destruction of property, including vehicles, business premises (2 residences of 5 households, 22 vehicles, 48 motorbikes, and 3 tricycles)
• Air pollution
• Destruction of vegetation in the surrounding environment
• Disruption of social and economic life of households within one kilometre from the site (catchment population approx. 35,605)

The government of Sierra Leone on the morning of 6th November 2021 convened an emergency meeting of relevant government agencies, stakeholders and partners to assess the situation, put in place response structures, mobilize support and plan a coordinated response to the incident. The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Minister for Health and attended by senior managers and technical staff of MoHS including the Minister of Health. Health sector partners were also present at the emergency meeting including WHO and other health development partners.
An initial rapid assessment is being conducted to establish the extent of the damage and loss of life, account for missing persons, and to identify the capacity of the country to respond. The assessment will also map available resources, identify the gaps/needs, identify the potential
consequences from the incident, etc. Medical and psychosocial support teams have been deployed to care for the injured, including clinical staff surge support for the main referral hospital. As additional information is received, the figures indicated above are expected to change because of the critical nature of the injuries that are now being managed in the health facilities. The government is working with stakeholders to conduct an initial rapid assessment, collection of data for registration/ line-listing of the affected (survivors or deceased), estimation and mobilization of immediate needs for trauma care, plus coordination of health sector partners among others.

Summary Statistics for Connaught Hospital 

4th December 2021

Total Number of patients received = 88

Total Patients currently admitted (in-patient) = 35

Summary Statistics for 34 Hospital

Summary Statistics for Choithram Hospital

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Summary Statistics for Rokupa Hospital

Summary Statistics for Emergency Hospital

DONATIONS

DONATIONS MADE AND RECEIVED BY CONNAUGHT HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT ON THE 6TH NOVEMBER, 2021.

DONATIONS MADE AND RECEIVED BY CONNAUGHT HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT ON THE 7TH NOVEMBER, 2021.

DONATIONS MADE AND RECEIVED BY CONNAUGHT HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT ON THE 9TH NOVEMBER, 2021.

DONATIONS MADE AND RECEIVED BY CONNAUGHT HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT ON THE 11TH NOVEMBER, 2021.