Aregbesola inaugurates emergency response service

O' ambulanceOsun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola yesterday inaugurated the Special Ambulance and Emergency Response Service, O-Ambulance.

He said the 19 ambulances would be positioned at strategic locations to attend to accident victims, adding that the government would buy more ambulances to cover all accident flash- points.

The governor lamented the rising carnage on roads, adding that accidents have claimed many “promising lives”.

He said his administration has identified accident-prone roads in the state, such as the Ife/Ibadan Express road, Gbongan/Osogbo road, Ikirun/Offa road and Iwo/Ibadan road, and is working on measures to mininise accidents.

Decrying the poor response to emergencies, Aregbesola said many accident/disaster victims could have been saved, if health workers had responded promptly.

He said: “The health sector has suffered neglect by past administrations. As a responsive and responsible government, whose priority is the wellbeing of the people, we cannot fold our arms and watch our people die unnecessarily in road accidents and other emergencies.

“Our panacea to redress this ugly trend is the establishment of the O-Ambulance and improved healthcare services, which our administration has been striving to provide since we assumed office.”

The ambulances are equipped with state-of-the-art communication gadgets.

The public would be given special numbers to access the services free-of-charge.

Commissioner for Health Mrs. Temitope Ilori said the administration has upgraded state hospitals in the nine federal constituencies.

She said the government would employ volunteer workers for the O-Ambulance scheme and urged interested persons to apply.

Culled from The Nation

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3 Comments for “Aregbesola inaugurates emergency response service”

  1. Abdurrahman Sirajudeen

    I am from Iwo local govt, i am praying to God almighty to be with our esteem governor in osun state in all ramification and bestow his security, mercy, power on you. but there are some people saying rubbish about what our governor did.

  2. Jerry Sturt

    It’s good to procure ambulance but what about placing more emphasis on building good roads that will prevent motor vehicle crashes?

  3. JOY

    This is surely a step in the right direction. I will like to see more training for the workers, more clinics establised, and eventually an healthcare program for the people of the state. I give Kudos to the governor for things we are hearing from Osun State.

    I will like to suggest that the governor should have a publish email box to receive ideas from people who leave abroad. This will be another step in the right direction.

    Please let us all stop the negative critism and start encouraging good things.
    Kudos again.

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