The North East Development Commission (NEDC,) has commenced training of Doctors and Nurses in Taraba State on Basic Emergency Care.
Participants were drawn from tertiary health facilities and are expected to step down the training to other emergency health workers at secondary and primary health facilities in the state.
Emergency situations are a regular occurrence in the North East region due to the activities of the insurgents, natural disasters and communal conflicts in the region.
Lives that could have been saved are usually lost to lack of skilled health workers during emergencies at the primary and secondary health facilities around the people.
Worried by this ugly trend, the North East Development Commission is collaborated with some development partners.
In this hall are Doctors and Nurses from tertiary health facilities in Taraba State selected to be equipped with emergency response skills.
In her address, the Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, acknowledged the imprints of the NEDC on health interventions in the North East, and lauded the Commission for adding Emergency Response training for health workers to its list.
Taraba state coordinator of the NEDC as well as the Federal Ministry of Health promised to sustain their partnership with the state government and relevant agencies to ensure more health workers across the state benefit from the exercise.
Participants also expressed willingness to step down the skills acquired to other health workers in their various facilities after the exercise.
At the end of this training, it is expected that more lives will be saved and gap in emergency response at secondary and primary health facilities would have been bridged in order to reduce pressure on tertiary health centres.