The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Anambra state has urged the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to issue special number plates for its members for easy identification.
The state Chairman, Dr. Jide Onyekwelu made the appeal during a visit with newly elected Executives of the Nigeria Medical Association(NMA), Anambra State Branch to the FRSC Anambra State Sector Command, Awka.
He thanked the Sector Commander for the warm reception, saying the visit was to build on the existing riendship and collaboration between both parties as they undertake emergency life saving operations.
He said, “We will be glad to be issued Special number plates for ease of identification, Campaign against distracted driving (CADD), against quackery, to ensure that only recognized doctor’s stamp are seen on all medical reports the FRSC may need.
“We are also here to canvas for a Joint training on basic life support and activities of Special Marshals, to ensure that FRSC operatives are further equipped with knowledge of crash victims handling, Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).”
Receiving the delegation, Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State,Andrew A. Kumapayi assured them of FRSC’s continued partnership with the Association.
He also assured the doctors that FRSC would participate and support them in all their life saving campaigns and also collaborate with them on the issue of quackery, with regards to fake medical reports.
He welcomed the training of FRSC staff on basic life support and handling of road crash victims, as this will ensure better service delivery and safer motoring environment for the people of the state