By Asma’u Ahmad
The Zamfara State Government said it has set up an 11-man committee for ambulance services as part of measures to improve health care delivery to the people of the state. The state Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Lawal Liman, made the disclosure while speaking to newsmen in Gusau on Monday.
“The health sector requires commitments, hard work and dedication, we are trying to have effective health care system in the state. We are working to reduce casualties of emergency situations such as accidents and maternal health issues among our women,” he said. He said that the committee is to be headed by Coordinator of Saving One Million Lives programme in the state, Dr Sabitu Tsafe.
He said: “The committee comprises representatives from security agencies, health workers, state emergency management agency, red cross and the media, among others. “You know last week, we had meeting with all stakeholders. We discussed how to start pilot scheme of this ambulance services here in Gusau metropolis, after which we will extend the programme to 147 wards across the state.
“We are trying to work in line with the Federal Government policy on ambulance services; that is why we are carrying all stakeholders along. The committee will design the operations of the emergency ambulances scheme in the state and submit its recommendations to the ministry for smooth implementation.”