Red Cross members offering First Aid. Source: www.ifrc.org
The Nigerian Red Cross Society is set to build an Emergency Rapid Response Medical Centre in Northwestern Kano State, reports say.

The News Agency of Nigeria quotes the National Treasurer of the body, Prince Oluyemisi Adetayo in The Herald as saying the project estimated at N40million would provide emergency care to road accident victims along Kano-Zaria road.


Flagging off the construction in Garunmalam Local Government Area on behalf of the Nigerian Red Cross President, Chief Bolajo Anani, Mr. Adetayo said, “Donations were sourced from individuals and Corporate organisations for this project by our our Red Cross ambassadors especially the former Minister of Mr Remi Babalola and a business guru, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.

“Kano-Zaria road is one of the busiest in the country and it is prone to accident. We will now be able to assist victims, stabilize them and give them better care and other neighbouring communities in Kura and Bebeji Local governments will benefit from the facility.


“The clinic will have consultation rooms, female and male wards, pharmacy, laboratory, theatre staff quarters."


In his remarks, the Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje who was represented by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Kabiru Getso, commended the organisation for initiating the project.


He said the  project will complement government’s efforts at providing quality health care services to citizens in the state.


He further lauded the NRCS for its support in the prevention and management of emergencies and disaster in the State.