Posted by News Express | 18 July 2017 | 1,843 times
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday reiterated his commitment to ensuring that the issue of security remains a top priority in the scheme of things, just as he handed over 150 First Aid Kits to the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Command.
The Governor stated this at the simulation programme on administering of First Aid to victims of emergencies organised by the State Government.
Ambode , who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Chief of Staff, Mr. Oluseyi Whenu, stated that the provision of the kits was a continuous exercise.
He noted that about 380 officers of the RRS had been trained by the state government on accident scene safety, controlling bleeding, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and moving accident victims, adding that as more training is provided, the government would also provide more kits for the officers to cater for emergencies.
Ambode maintained that the training became necessary for RRS officers as first responders to emergencies and to enable them to save victims’ lives and provide First Aid before the arrival of medical personnel at accident scenes.
Receiving the kits, the Commander, RRS, ACP Tunji Disu commended the state government for availing the team with an opportunity to benefit from the training and providing the kits.
While assuring the Governor that the officers would make good use of the kits, the Commander advised Lagosians to be security conscious and to always use emergency lines (112 and 767) provided by the state government.
Dignitaries at the simulation programme included Executive Secretary, Lagos State Security Trust Fund, Dr. Abdulrasaq Balogun; Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Health, Dr. Sola Pitan; and Medical Director, Governor’s Office, Dr. Olarenwaju Adeboye.
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