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Emergency care service gets boost

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Adekunle Yusuf

TO boost trauma care and emergency response services, the Loveworld Medical Missions Services has unveiled a multi-specialty hospital at Aseese, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

According to the promoters of the new hospital, its unique location along Nigeria’s busiest expressway would make it the go-to facility for people in need of trauma care and emergency response services in the country, as it will be a well-equipped hospital that is staffed with highly skilled medical personnel who are ready and passionately committed to saving lives.

At the groundbreaking to mark the commencement of the hospital, Reverend Tom Amenkhienan, member of the Central Executive Council, Loveworld Incorporated, said the medical center is specially designed to save lives. He added that the hospital has the mission to provide opportunities for people in need of emergency medical care, especially victims of road crashes and emergency response services.

“Injuries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing and developed countries. About 5.8 million people die each year as a result of injuries; overall, injuries are estimated to be the third most common cause of death globally.  Today road traffic injuries are a leading cause of premature death and disability worldwide and in Nigeria, resulting in enormous physical, social, emotional, and economic implications on society.

“Road traffic crashes involving motorcycles and commercial buses are among the leading causes of injuries. Victims of such crashes form a quota of the patients that will be managed in this hospital. We are poised to change the narrative on trauma management in Nigeria through this great initiative,” he said.

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He also appealed to the rich and well-meaning members of the public to support the project. He said: “We are poised to change the narrative on trauma management in Nigeria through this great initiative and it is on this basis that we are inviting you to support this project and to work with the Loveworld Medical Missions to make the dream of this hospital a reality.”

The Chairperson Trauma Care International Foundation,Dr. Deola Phillips, said the world-class multi-disciplinary health care facility marks another significant contribution from the Loveworld to improving health care services, emergency and trauma response.

Phillips said the project came alive because of the need for integrated and targeted interventions to reduce poor management of traumatic injuries and medical complications.

“We have taken a step further through this project, the Loveworld Medical Centre to provide a Christ-centered medical complex that will meet the needs of critically ill or injured patients, by providing them with access to resuscitation, emergency surgical procedures, specialised medical and diagnostic facilities, intensive and high dependency care wards, blood banking, and other allied services; all of which will be delivered by our highly trained team of specialists.

“We know that we can count on your support and commitment to the swift completion of this project, to the glory of God and to the benefit of humanity,” Philip added.

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