Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has donated orthopedic and medical consumables to Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital (LMUTH) to help in post-crash care services.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, RTSA Chief Executive Officer Zindaba Soko said the agency believed that the contribution would help in saving lives of people that needed consumables during emergencies.
“It is our belief that this contribution will help in saving lives of those that need these consumables the most, especially emergencies,” Mr. Soko said.
Meanwhile, the RTSA Chief Executive officer said the agency had deployed adequate enforcement officers in various parts of the country to ensure safety of road users.
He said RTSA was committed to ensure that people who disobey the traffic law were brought to book.
“On the other hand, adequate enforcement officers have been deployed to various parts of the country in an effort to ensure road users are not only safe but those who want to put the lives of other road users in danger are severely dealt with,” said Mr. Soko.
However, RTSA Chief Executive Officer has applauded the government for efforts it has put in the post-crash care.
Mr. Soko said the government through the Ministry of Health had embarked on an ambitious post-crash care project aimed at constructing trauma centers along accident prone stretched highways.
He said the project had already started and that so far Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital along Great East Road and Liteta General Hospital on Great North Road had trauma care facilities.
Mr. Soko said the facilities would offer appropriate post-crash care to accident victims.
Speaking at the same event, LMUTH Senior Medical Superintendent Laston Chikoya expressed gratitude for the donation.
“This donation is a day to day material we use for the care of our inured patients, it is therefore indeed a timely donation and therefore we would like to thank you for the job well done and hope that other agencies can come on board and do the same,” Mr Chikoya said.
He said the Road Transport and Safety Agency(RTSA) was not only interested in preventing trauma from happening but also showed care for injured people through the donation.