By Olayinka Owolewa
Ilorin – The Kwara State Government has acquired two state-of-the-art Mercedes Benz Ambulances to boost emergency response system in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ambulances were unveiled on Sunday at a brief ceremony in the Government House premises, Ilorin.
Inspecting the two new ambulances, Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, reassured of his administration’s commitment to a full-blown turnaround in the Kwara Health system.
AbdulRazaq said that the gesture was another step in his administration’s drive to improve healthcare delivery, saying more were in the offing after the end of COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor commended health workers in the state for putting strong fight for the survival of COVID-19 patients, saying that their calling was service to humanity.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Raji Razaq, who took the governor round the ambulances, described the gesture as another feather to the cap of the ministry; noting that it was a promise kept for strengthening health system in the state.
He noted that the two high-roofed ambulances were fully equipped with resuscitative gadgets, oxygen and ventilators to keep patients alive.