Yobe Govt, NGO trains 84 emergency responders

Yobe State Ministry of Health and Human Services in collaboration with Angel and Eagle Global Rescue services limited has trained 84 medical emergency responders.

Dr Lawan Gana, the Commissioner for Health at the training on First Aid, Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced CardioVascular Live Support (ACLS) said it was an important part of the establishment of Yobe State Emergency Ambulance Services (YEMABUS).

He said that emergency periods were very critical and the only way to save lives was to have a reliable emergency service system.

“And emergency services should not only be at the level of healthcare facilities, but also we have to have emergency rescue services at the point where incidents occur.
“Because that moment determines either we can save a lose individual.
“Very commonly people have died before they are transported from the point where the incident occurred,” he said.
He, therefore, called on the selected participants to remain focused, determined and dedicated in discharging their responsibilities.
In his remarks, Dr Hassan Adelakun, Managing Director, Angel and Eagle Global Rescue Services, said the training was not just training but a life-saving training.
He said it would be based on two internationally recognised modules: the American Heart Association and that of World Health Organisation (WHO) curriculum.
“Even though we are going to use international curriculums, we are going to deliver it locally for better understanding,” he said.

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