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Ebola: Agency promises to assist accident victims

05 September 2014, 13:27

Abuja - The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) on Wednesday in Abuja assured Nigerians that its personnel would not abandon victims of road accidents following the recent Ebola outbreak in the country.

The FRSC Public Education Officer, Corps Commander Stella Uchegbu, gave the assurance at an interactive media parley on security, safety and emergency iIssues.

The forum was organised for the Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA) by I-Nigerian Initiative in Abuja.

Uchegbu said she was worried by the recent case of a road accident victim who was left to bleed to death in Bayelsa, having been deserted by hospital staff for fear of contracting the Ebola Virus.

Also read: Ebola: Schools shut down till further notice

"We cannot see a road traffic victim and leave him to die because of Ebola. In fact, since the outbreak, there have been road crashes.

"And we cannot see any victim of road crash and keep off because of Ebola. We cannot do that because it is simply not in our nature," she said.

Uchegbu said that the corps had taken proactive measures by distributing protective items to its staff, which include face masks, hand gloves and sanitisers.



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