By Matthew Ajai-Kume
Benue State Government is to collaborate with the Bees Tigers Foundation, Germany for emergency, effective and adequate medical services.
The area of the emergency medical services include ambulance and air lift of patients within Nigeria and outside the country.
Addressing the delegation of the foundation who paid a courtesy call on Governor Samuel Ortom, who was represented by his deputy, Engr Benson Abounu Friday, at the New Banquet Hall, Benue People’s House Makurdi, the governor said the recent enactment of a law by the Benue State Government on Emergency Medical Services has provided avenues and created an easy way of air lift of patients within the country and abroad for proper medical attention.
“The collaboration of the Benue State Government and Bees Tiger Foundation will create an enabling environment to have access to emergency medical services that can address the frequent loss of lives, especially the air lift of patients to the outside world,” he maintained.
Earlier, in an address, the Board Secretary of the foundation in Nigeria, Mr Peter Asarga, said the recent signing into law of the Benue State Emergency Medical and Rescue Services has provided great medium for the foundation to swing into action, by receiving a legal document to commence its services in the state.
Mr Asarga presented a letter to the Benue State Government, in order for the state to strengthen measures of partnering with the foundation, for efficient and effective service delivery.
According to Mr Asarga, the foundation has already acquired an office accommodation in the state, while he assured that, immediately the lock down of the second wave of COVID-19 in Germany is relaxed, equipments and vehicles shall be shipped into the state for them to commence work in earnest.
In a vote of thanks, a member of the Board of Directors of foundation, Major General India Garba (Rtd), assured the state government of the foundation’s resolve to smoothly collaborate with the state government to up lift the health delivery system of the state.