The Five Lagos ambulance points, at the Lagos Tollgate end of the Lagos-Ibadan Express way; now wear a new look, courtesy of the Saving One Million Lives Programme for Result, a Federal Government’s initiative to strengthen health service delivery.
The ambulance points are located at Mile Twelve in Kosofe Local Government Area, Third Mainland Bridge; Anthony, along Oshodi-Oke Expressway and Mobil, along Lekki-Epe Expressway, Eti-Osa.
The structures, which were vandalized in the aftermath of the civil unrest of October 2020, were refurbished to improve quality of service delivery in emergency response.
Speaking at the commissioning at the Lagos Tollgate, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Doctor Olusegun Ogboye, said the dilapidated and vandalized ambulance points were replaced with new prefabricated and transferable architecture, consisting of an ambulance hanger and a workstation for ambulance crew.
He explained that the construction of ambulance points in strategic areas of Lagos, was first mooted in 2001, during the administration of Bola Tinubu, to reduce the response time of first responders to accident scenes, especially in accident prone areas