YENAGOA – Ong-Pobic Onlus, an Italian Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), says it has trained more than 30 medical personnel in Bayelsa on ambulance and emergency transportation. Dr Carlo Antonio, head of the organisation’s Scientific Committee, stated this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Yenagoa at the end of the training exercise.
He said that the NGO also trained some personnel on the management of cardiac arrest in patients.
He said that Ong-Pubic Onlus, as a humanitarian organisation, was ready to impact positively on healthcare development in Nigeria, especially in Bayelsa.
“We have trained over 30 health officers on ambulance operations, and some experts in cardiac arrest.
“The training was run for 10 days and all the health officers trained were from the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa.
“Urgent assistance should be given to a cardiac arrest patient because if not given, unexpected cessation of circulatory and breathing activities can occur.
“And if the patient’s breathing ceases, it can cause instant death,” he said.
The FMC Yenagoa, Medical Director, Dr Nicholas Etebu, described the programme as a good omen to the state and the hospital.
Ebetu commended the NGO, and urged the trainees to make good use of the knowledge acquired in the course their professional practice. (NAN)