Emergency centre for crash victims launched

Friday, February 23rd, 2024 07:30 | By

St John’s Ambulance in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) have launched an advanced trauma centre in Naivasha to provide emergency medical care for accident victims.

The centre at the Karai blackspot on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway will act as the first line of response in emergency cases of road carnage to stabilise the injured before they are referred to other health facilities.

Speaking during the launch of the centre, St John’s Ambulance chief executive James Wanjagi (pictured) said the move to set up the centre was informed by the high number of accidents reported along this stretch.

Njagi said currently, they have set up two advanced trauma centres in Emali and Naivasha, serving the northern corridor that has been notorious with road carnages that have claimed thousands of lives.

To save more lives in road accidents, Njagi appealed to other stakeholders to come on board and support St John’s Ambulance to set up more trauma centres across the country to offer emergency response.

“We are appealing to other partners to assist us so that we can open more trauma centers along our major roads and this will save tens of lives,” he said.

National Transport and Safety Authority Director of Road Safety Andrew Kiplagat lauded the move, saying it will contribute to the government’s efforts of reducing number of lives lost in accidents.

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