Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has called on hospitals and medical service providers in the country to work towards a more robust and prompt response to accident victims.
Sector Commander in Anambra state, Mr. Sunday Ajayi, made the call when he visited Chief Medical Director of the Anambra State University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka, Dr. Lawrence Ikeakor, in his office on Thursday.
Ajayi said his visit was basically for familiarisation and to appreciate the effectiveness of the hospital in ensuring that accident victims within the state was given the best medical attention.
He noted that accidents were bound to occur in spite of all precautions, but regretted the increase in the number of crashes in Anambra state.
Ajayi said this could also be because of the construction works going on in some portions of the road in the state and the lack of patience on the part of drivers.
He bemoaned the loss of lives in the state on July 12 involving trailer and a car, blaming it on carelessness of drivers who threw caution in the wind when driving on unknown terrains.
He wished all road users safety during the Sallah celebration and reminded all that only the living celebrates.
“We are happy with the unhindered accidents and emergency access we enjoy in your hospitals when crashes occur and we understand that at times your facilities can be overstretched.
“We must say that the body language of the government is that they are concerned about the safety of lives on the road and we hope they will continue to support you,” he said.
In his response, Ikeako commended the efforts of the FRSC in the state for being proactive and ensuring sane traffic.
He said free flowing traffic would ensure that victims received attention promptly and urged the commander to eliminate all causes of traffic jam including the officers of the FRSC on patrol checks.
The former commissioner of health said that hospital is undergoing restructuring for enhanced service delivery, adding that more access gates were being created to ease entry into the hospital.

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