Health

LASG to Revive Ambulance Points for Emergency Response

The Lagos State Government has promised to revive its ambulance points and also establish more in all the Council Development Areas of the State to boost emergency response golden hours.

Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Health, Dr Segun Ogboye made this known when he received the Emergency Management Agency’s team led by the Director General, Dr Femi Oke-Osayintolu who came to brief him on the new development in LASEMA with the aim of ensuring a smooth working relationship between his agency, the Lagos State Health Ambulance services, LASAMBUS and similar agencies under the Ministry.

Dr Ogboye assured LASEMA of a more robust collaboration.

There’s going to be a committee that will bring together LASEMA, LASAMBUS and other Civil Societies that are working in that space, training first responders, so that we can have a larger pool of first responders, not necessarily from government but people living within that neighbourhood so that we can have quicker response and services” Dr Ogboye stated.

Earlier, DG LASEMA, Dr Oke-Osayintolu explained that the Agency now has two technical partners taking charge of fleet Management and deployment of trained personnel to ensure quicker response time to emergencies.

Dr Oke-Osanyintolu who revealed that the current administration had made provisions for the training of various sets of emergency responders in key sectors announced that LASEMA intends to peg emergency response time to five minutes at most.

The LASEMA team also visited the Pre-Hospital Care Services for Victims of Accident Disaster at the Gbagada General Hospital as well as the Lagos Island General hospital where he solicited prompt treatment of accident and other Emergencies victims.

Omolara Omosanya

 

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