Ogun ambulance service rescues 5,224 accident victims in one year- Commissioner

Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun

The accidents involved 1,257 vehicles.

The Ogun State Government said its ambulance service has rescued no fewer than 5,224 accident victims across the state in the last one year.

The State Commissioner for Health, Olaokun Soyinka, who revealed this to journalists in Abeokuta, explained that the rescue mission covered 811 accident cases involving 1,257 vehicles.

He added that in order to enhance communication between ambulance service operatives and members of the public, a new toll free telephone line would be introduced soon, adding that more ambulances would be purchased with additional personnel recruited and deployed into the service to improve service delivery.

Mr. Soyinka disclosed that model-sized hospitals are to be constructed in each of the nine Federal Constituencies in the state, noting that “we are presently identifying sites for the nine hospitals. They will be coming up in the next few months”.

On the status of the Trauma Centre, the commissioner explained that it would soon be upgraded to provide improved services, adding that his ministry in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria (PCN) and National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) recently burnt unwholesome drugs worth N1.5m.

Speaking on the future plans of the ministry on the provision of efficient healthcare delivery, Mr. Soyinka noted that a state-of-the-art Cancer Diagnostic Treatment Centre would be established to have satellite centres while community outreaches and free cancer screening programme would be embarked upon.

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