By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The General Manager, Osun Ambulance Services, (O’Ambulance), Dr Olusegun Babatunde, has disclosed that the agency has rescued 50,282 road accident victims.
Babatunde while speaking at the Correspondents’ Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Osogbo, on Tuesday also said the agency has taken delivery of five pregnant women in their ambulances since it was founded in February 2013.
He disclosed that all the 49 ambulances have oxygen and the response period is within five minutes to the venue of accident.
He further said each of the 30 local governments has ambulance while the remaining ambulances were deployed to strategic locations and highways.
“Apart from prompt attention to road accident victims, O’Ambulance also offer referral services from one hospital to another for special or advanced treatment,” Babatunde stated.
He said the public can reach the control room of O’Ambulance on 07080601212, 07080601313, noting that four staff have been stationed at the control room to respond promptly.
The O’Ambulance boss who appealed to the people to always give way to the ambulance on emergency rescue mission, said that 200 paramedics staff have been trained and also undergoing further training at the accident and emergency unit of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital (LAUTECHTH), Osogbo.
He added that 200 drivers are available to ensure easy movement and prompt response to accident victims, noting that the emergency is totally free.