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Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by IAmBloody: 5:07am On Nov 27, 2018
The Chief Medical Director of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, Dr Mustapha Alimi has raised the alarm over increasing cases of burns in the hospital, blaming them on what he described as ‘nonchalant attitude’ of Nigerians in the use of cooking gas.

Alimi who spoke during the Hospital’s Burns Awareness Walk further maintained that the increase in burns being recorded in the tertiary institution was due to poor handling of cooking gas or kerosene, generator and the use of phone touch lights while fueling generators.

Igbobi He warned Nigerians against keeping their gas cylinder inside their kitchen as many may not be lucky with such act. “If you are using cooking gas or kerosene, keep it outside.

Your kitchen must have a window. If kerosene finished inside the stove while you are cooking, suspend the cooking till the stove is cool before you refuel.

“Don’t keep petrol inside the house, do not refill hot or working generator.

If you are living your house, switch off all appliances, if you are going to bed, switch off appliances you are not using.

If you want to do electric wiring in your house get a proper electrician and make sure cable is connected properly, don’t leave cable where they can spark and kindle fire “You may get away with it today and not be lucky tomorrow, so the best option is not to try it at all.

Most of the phones have a little spark when they ring, and that spark is enough to spark up a fire,” he disclosed Corroborating his views, Head of Department, Burns and Plastic Surgery, Dr Folake Abikoye regretted that many Nigerians still apply things like egg, engine oil, pap among other things on burns injury which can contaminate the wound.
“The best thing is to put the injury spot under a running tap to cool the temperature of the affected area and prevent the heat of initial burn injury to continue to cause more tissue destruction.

She urged people to embrace safety precaution help to save lives and prevent loss of property, “burn management is very expensive, some patient cannot afford it that is the reason why the hospital management is considering setting up an endowment fund to assist less privileged.

www.vanguardngr.com/2018/11/in-kitchen-gas-cylinders-nohil-worries-over-rising-cases-of-domestic-accidents/

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Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by dominique(f): 5:54am On Nov 27, 2018
Good advice. I think there has been more adulterated kerosene explosion than cooking gas in recent times.


“burn management is very expensive, some patient cannot afford it that is the reason why the hospital management is considering setting up an endowment fund to assist less privileged
.

I sincerely hope they do

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Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by Princess4ng(f): 8:10am On Nov 27, 2018
Gas ? very helpful but terrible kitchen equipment............ God help us.........
Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by TheGreenLand: 8:10am On Nov 27, 2018
PLEASE LET US ALL BECAREFUL , especially this end of the year.
Pass the information to your families, friends and loved ones.
We only live once!

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Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by Olamsoh: 8:10am On Nov 27, 2018
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1. Mauritius
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3. Morocco
4. Kenya
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Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by CeoMoses(m): 8:11am On Nov 27, 2018
Ops
Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by Dannybammz: 8:11am On Nov 27, 2018
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Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by Ndkings1(m): 8:12am On Nov 27, 2018
We Don hear
Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by neweraomo: 8:14am On Nov 27, 2018
Gas is the most efficient means of cooking and also the most dangerous
Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by visijo(m): 8:15am On Nov 27, 2018
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Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by LamidicownuBSS: 8:21am On Nov 27, 2018
This is not true
Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by ikdaddy01(m): 8:22am On Nov 27, 2018
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Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by pascal558(m): 8:24am On Nov 27, 2018
something must kill a man.... #SWEEPOFFRITUALISTS
Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by hairybigdick: 8:25am On Nov 27, 2018
If you look carefully u will see that this fire incident occurs more in homes of mountain of fire ministry members

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Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by Moode(m): 8:25am On Nov 27, 2018
Very useful info....gas is efficient and fast tho dangerous
Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by MasterRahl(m): 8:25am On Nov 27, 2018
angry
It's all about carefulness.
Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by IAmBloody: 8:32am On Nov 27, 2018
hairybigdick:
If you look carefully u will see that this fire incident occurs more in homes of mountain of fire ministry members

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Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by Rexnegro(m): 8:32am On Nov 27, 2018
please let them raise the alert o . good one
Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by maasoap(m): 8:45am On Nov 27, 2018
She urged people to embrace safety precaution help to save lives and prevent loss of property, “burn management is very expensive, some patient cannot afford it that is the reason why the hospital management is considering setting up an endowment fund to assist less privileged.

That will be good. Now, stopping considering and act on it7.
Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by Treasure17(m): 8:51am On Nov 27, 2018
hairybigdick:
If you look carefully u will see that this fire incident occurs more in homes of mountain of fire ministry members
Baseless assumption.

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Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by juniorstar: 8:51am On Nov 27, 2018
Cooking with gas na die....if you no put eye b4 you know ur food done burn..
Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by maasoap(m): 9:02am On Nov 27, 2018
pascal558:
something must kill a man.... #SWEEPOFFRITUALISTS

But it shouldn't be something that can kill an entire household or turn their lives upside down
Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by whirlwind7(m): 9:02am On Nov 27, 2018
The reason is very simple: Zero regulation.

Let me explain a bit.
I've lived in a few oversea countries. In those places where domestic cooking gas isn't piped into residential houses from a central mains, there is a regulated supply of filled gas tanks/cylinders of various sizes. The gas peddler brings a filled and sealed tank to your house, and you exchange it with your empty tank of similar size.
Now, those tanks have dates printed on them. Once the date is due, the tanks are taken to the gas company for maintenance/repair/refurbishing. They are checked for signs of rusts, leakages, or weakness. Any fault detected is worked on, standard pressure tests are then conducted to certify them OK. Next, the cylinder gets a fresh coat of paint, and a new due date is printed on it. After which, it gets released into circulation. This keeps accidental explosion to a bare minimum. Those checks are usually routinely done every 2 years on every single gas cylinder.
Now, compare that with Nigeria where a gas cylinder never gets checked even 10 or more years after continuous use! Isn't that a recipe for disaster? You buy your own tank, and no inspection work gets done on it.
Secondly, local welders are now fabricating gas tanks without the specified standard metal alloy or thickness. Then to paint it and sell it to the public....just like that!
Tell me why there won't be frequent explosions, especially now that more and more folks are switching to LPG.

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Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by pedrilo: 9:04am On Nov 27, 2018
mehn i am guilty of most tins highlighted here.
gas cylinder inside kitchen
refueling gen while running usin fone touchlight
keep fuel in my bathing room
leaving sockets, fan n lights on while sleeping n at work
God help me make the necessary changes

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Re: Experts Raise Alarm Over Rising Cases Of Cooking Gas Explosions by pascal558(m): 9:13am On Nov 27, 2018
maasoap:


But it shouldn't be something that can kill an entire household or turn their lives upside down
accidents are not planned , though some happen due to carelessness !!! #SWEEPOFFRITUALISTS

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