NMA wants special vehicle number plates for doctors
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Anambra branch, on Thursday urged the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to issue special vehicle number plates to doctors.
This, they said would ensure easy identification on the road.
Dr Jide Onyekwelu, Chairman of the association, made the plea when he led his executive members on a courtesy visit to the Sector Commander of FRSC in the state, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, in Awka.
Onyekwelu also called for friendship and collaboration with the corps, saying that both parties undertook emergency life saving operations.
He told the sector commander that the new executive which was sworn in on June 27 had decided to pay him a familiarisation visit and to also make some requests.
The chairman said the NMA was campaigning against quackery, to ensure that only recognised doctors’ stamps were seen on all medical reports the FRSC might need.
He said the association wanted a joint training with the corps on basic life support and activities of special marshals.
Onyekwelu said the collaboration would ensure that FRSC operatives were further equipped with knowledge of crash victim handling, Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Responding, the sector commander assured the association of FRSC’s continued partnership.
Kumapayi also assured the doctors that FRSC would support them, participate in all their life saving campaigns as well as collaborate with them on fighting quackery and issuance of fake medical reports.
The training of FRSC staff on basic life support and handling of road crash victims is highly necessary as it will ensure better service delivery and safer motoring of environment for residents,” Kumapayi said.
The question is, will there still be special plate Number for Nurses, Pharmacist, Lab Scientist, Radiologist and other Allied Health Practitioners in the state??
Share your opinion on the comment session.
If NMA gets special.plate number same should be issued to Nurses
This will be a step in the right direction provided all health practitioners are included, because everyone in the health sector participate in tackling emergency.
The Nurses and the Pharmacist are even the most fronts liners than the Doctor and other Allied health practitioners in emergency care…
For instance, the Nurses have a specialty called A&E(Accident & and Emergency Nursing).What happens to these group if they are not consider?
My humble opinion is that if this is adapted it should include all health practitioners, if we understand the concepts of emergency.
However, let’s be reminded that emergency don’t happen only in the Hospital.