RESIDENTS OF ENUGU STATE TOLD TO PATRONIZE SERVICES OF ESMERT IN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SITUATIONS
The Enugu State Government has urged residents and passers-by to the State to patronize the services of the State Medical Emergency Response Team [ESMERT] in emergency medical situations.
The Director of the team, Mr. Ozoude made the call in Enugu.
He noted that the response time for ESMERT emergency team is between seven minutes and 10 minutes anywhere in Enugu metropolis and its environs.
He said that ESMERT was already in alliance with some hospitals both public and private in the State where ESMERT ambulances could take victims of emergencies to.
The Director said that ESMERT was already collaborating with Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Police, Red Crossand EnuguState Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) among others in the State.
According to him, the State Governmentpreviously deposits N100, 000 each in the ESMERT friendly hospitals every year. However, the deposit he maintained had not been coming for few years now.
He however stated that, for accident victims within roads in Enugu and its environs, the State Government usually writes off the bills at the end of the day.