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O’Ambulance Achieves 13,000 Rescue Cases Feat In 5 Years

O’Ambulance Achieves 13,000 Rescue Cases Feat In 5 Years
  • PublishedMarch 15, 2018


The Osun Ambulance Service has handled more than 13, 000 cases of accident rescue for victims since inception in 2013.


This means the service has promptly responded to distress calls with standard first aid for patients before taking them to the nearest hospital in all parts of the state.


The figure is a big break, one that is unprecedented and unequalled in the history of the state as no government provided ambulance for the citizenry talk of having a service that would rescue such a high figure within 5 years of existence.


The Ambulance service launched by Governor Rauf Aregbesola in 2013 has its operations coordinated across Osun with 5 stationed ambulances in strategic locations; 50 in local governments across the state.


In Osogbo the state capital, the ambulance service has a station along Iwo/Ibadan road where issues affecting the rapid response vehicles are administered.


Unlike the past where accident victims are helped by good Samaritans and men of the FRSC if its near to their station, the 24-hours service has since engaged 404 paramedics who have been trained and equipped with designated phone calls to respond to distress calls from members of the public.


A major feat achieved for the past half a decade is that for every call received, officials of the Ambulance Service move into the scene within 10 minutes.

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