Ogun state government has procured three new ambulances for quick response to emergency cases across the state.
Health commissioner, Doctor Babatunde Ipaye, who made this known while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, said the ambulances will be centrally deployed to accident scene within five to fifteen minutes of calls.
One of the ambulances, according to Ipaye, will be stationed in the Ijebu East and north axis, one within Abeokuta metropolis, and one at Ota axis of the state.
The commissioner explained that currently the state has ambulances permanently stationed at the interchange, Abeokuta/Sagamu expressway, Ifo, Ilaro and Ijebu-Ode.
“Before now, I am sure you know that we have an ambulance permanently stationed at the interchange, we have one in Abeokuta/Sagamu Expressway, another one at Ifo, while some were at Ilaro and Ijebu-Ode. What we are doing is to strengthen the emergency services across the State.
“One of the new ambulances will cover Ijebu East, Ijebu North axis, it will be centrally deployed so that where there is an emergency, within five, ten, fifteen minutes of calls, the ambulance gets to the scene of the accident and victims taken to the hospital. One will be within Abeokuta metropolis, so that the one along this axis can focus on the road and the new one will now deal with emergencies within town. The third one will move to Ota axis,” Ipaye statedPlease subscribe to our newsletter