By Festus Fifen
The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Osita Chidoka has said that training and retraining of personnel involved in rescue operations during emergencies will go a long way in reducing the mortality rate of accident victims in the country.
The corps Marshal stated this during the formal inauguration of the National Committee on Crash Information Systems and the launch of the Curriculum of a structured Diploma Course in Paramedics in Abuja Nigeria.
He emphasised that these training will ensure the standardisation and certification of personnel who are daily involved in rescue operations.
According to the FRSC Boss, “if victims of road crashes or domestic accidents are poorly rescued, it could lead to permanent deformity or even death in case of the worst scenario”
He therefore used the medium to appeal to well-meaning Nigerians and rescue workers to take advantage of the newly introduced course to obtain the needed skills in paramedics which will improve their understanding of situations in cases of emergency urging corporate organizations that they should make sure that the personnel manning their emergency departments are trained paramedics