Road Safety Commission sets up first aid posts along Ghana's major highways

Road Safety Commission sets up first aid posts along Ghana's major highways

The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) is now putting up emergency response and first aid posts on all the major highways in the country to provide immediate response to motor accident victims.

Major highways around the country are now going to see emergency response posts at strategic points, according to the National Road Safety Commission, to attend quickly to victims of vehicular accidents.

The initiative is in the process of establishing some 100 of the emergency response and first aid posts, according to the reported sighted reports that this initiative is part of steps to minimise deaths that happen as a result over-bleeding or accident related-injuries.

Eight of such posts are already completed and fully equipped with medical items, VHF portable two-way radio device, safety boots, bicycles and other items to effectively run an emergency response unit.

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The location of some the posts are Asuboi, Bunso Junction, Asankare and Juaso on the Accra-Kumasi Highway; Toje, near Kasseh, and Nogokpo on the Accra-Aflao highway; and Okyereko and Gomoa Ankamu, near Apam Junction, on the Accra-Takoradi highway.

These eight emergency response and first aid posts will cooperate with major hospitals on the road corridors of Accra-Kumasi, Accra-Aflao, and Accra-Takoradi highways.

The project is funded by the World Bank under the Transport Sector Project (TSP) and it is to respond to the needs of post-crash victims within the framework of the National Road Safety Strategy III (2011-2020).

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The various posts will be managed by the Ghana Red Cross Society with support from the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), St. Johns Ambulance, Ghana National Fire Service and the Ghana Police Service on a 24-hour basis.

The Minister for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah inaugurated the facilities on Friday, April 5, 2019.

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