BEVERLY HILLS, September 24, (THEWILL) – The Chris Oyakhilome Foundation has launched a Medical Centre for trauma care and emergency response services.
Member, Central Executive Council, Loveworld Incorporated, Revd Tom Amenkhienan said the project “championed by Chris Oyakhilome will be a well-equipped hospital, staffed with highly skilled medical and allied personnel who are also committed to saving lives. The mission of the project is a significant contribution to improving the state of trauma care and emergency response services in Nigeria.”
On the location of the hospital along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Amenkhienan said the choice will benefit victims of crashes along the road. “Statistics show that most road traffic crashes occur on intercity roads and highways, and we also know that road traffic crashes involving motorcycles and commercial buses are among the leading causes of injuries. Victims of such crashes form a quota of the patients that will be managed in this hospital”, he added.
He, however, called on other well-to-do Nigerians to support the project. “We are poised to change the narrative on trauma management in Nigeria through this great initiative and it is on this basis that we are inviting you to support this project and to work with the Loveworld Medical Missions to make the dream of this hospital a reality”, he said
In his remarks, Chairperson Trauma Care International Foundation, Dr Deola Phillips said the health care facility marks another significant contribution from the Loveworld Nation to improving health care services, emergency and trauma response in Nigeria.
Phillips said the project came alive because of the need for integrated and targeted interventions to reduce poor management of traumatic injuries and medical complications.
“We had embarked on some interventions including public safety education programs through the Trauma Care International Foundation and medical outreach programs championed by the Volunteer Medical Corps. We have taken a step further through this project, the Loveworld Medical Centre to provide a Christ-centred Medical complex that will meet the needs of critically ill or injured patients, by providing them with access to resuscitation, emergency surgical procedures, specialized medical and diagnostic facilities, intensive and high dependency care wards, blood banking, and other allied services; all of which will be delivered by our highly trained team of specialists.
“We know that we can count on your support and commitment to the swift completion of this project, to the glory of God and to the benefit of humanity”, he added.