Delta Donates Ambulance Vehicles, Towing Van To FRSC
ASABA, September 05, (THEWILL) – The Delta State government has donated two Ambulance Buses and a Towing Van to the state command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).
The donations were made to facilitate the prompt evacuation and treatment of accident victims, and to check indiscriminate parking of vehicles along highways in the state.
Presenting the vehicles to the sector commander of the commission in the state, Mrs. Ada Ajenge, governor of the state, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan said the ambulance vehicles would boost chances of rendering immediate health services to accident victims, which is paramount on highways.
“When an accident occurs, the next most important thing is to treat victims, so a readily available ambulance would provide treatment and stabilise the victims before they are rushed to the nearest hospital. These ambulance vehicles will, therefore, traverse the state to provide prompt service to victims,” he said.
The towing van, he added, was donated to the command to ensure that all illegally parked vehicles and those in bad condition on the highways are towed out without delay.
“These vehicles constitute nuisance and death trap so they should not be allowed to litter the highways in the state,” he said, imploring the FRSC to particularly pay attention to vehicles parked at the Asaba end of the Niger Bridge and those along Ekwuoma and Umunede axis.
“Vehicles are parked indiscriminately along Asaba end of the Niger Bridge and along Ekwuoma and Umunede areas, and these constitute death traps,” he told the sector commander. “Please tow these vehicles away and ensure that broken-down vehicles are also removed.”
Responding, Ajenge thanked the governor for the kind gesture and pledged that the vehicles would be used for effective service delivery.
“The ambulance vehicles would be used to give succor to accident victims,” she said. “We will make good use of the vehicles to provide quality service. The commission will continue to support the Uduaghan administration and manage the highways to reduce accidents.”
Ajange also praised the governor, saying he “his name would be remembered in the annals of history, especially for the provision of the dividends of democracy to the people of Delta.”