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FRSC trains first aiders to save accident victims

FRSC trains first aiders to save accident victims
FRSC trains first aiders to save accident victims

The Federal Road Safety Corps said it has trained more than 350 lay emergency first responders as part of measures to save the lives of crash victims.

The Lagos State Sector Commander, FRSC, Olusegun Ogungbemide disclosed this during a press briefing in Ojodu, Lagos on Thursday.

Ogungbemide said, “In the past two weeks we have trained about 350 people and our target is 1,000. You can imagine the distribution of 1,000 responders all over Lagos; this indicates that many lives will be saved in Lagos. You can be sure that at every stage of an accident, someone is ready to take care of the victims.

“These first responders are always available to respond to victims and that has helped improve our response time from 15 minutes to as little as five minutes and it has helped a lot in saving lives.”

The executive director of the Health Emergency Initiative, Paschal Achunine, said collaboration between the government and hospitals was needed to save the lives of accident victims.

“An important thing is that when there is an accident it is not the end of someone’s life if there is a collaborative effort, that the FRSC is on the front line. But government alone cannot do this. So there are two supporting dimensions and complementary roles,” he said.

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