Ondo to deploy 50 tricycle ambulances


Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has announced that 50 tricycle ambulances and 10,000 mobile phones would be distributed across the state to assist pregnant mothers. Mimiko made this known while inaugurating the construction and rehabilitation of Ore township roads in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

He said the tricycle ambulances became necessary because “when our mothers are in labour most of them don’t have a way to get to the hospital.

“They are ambulances and mobile hospitals where mothers can give birth,’’ he said.

Mimiko further explained that the mobile phones would be given to pregnant women as means of communicating with their health rangers and to call for assistance during emergencies.

The Ondo State Commissioner for Works, Gboye Adegbenro, had reiterated the commitment of the State Government to complete ongoing road projects in the state.

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He said government had completed more than 70 per cent of all road contracts awarded in the state.

“These roads will be of standard because we have 10,800 linear metres of drains to construct and culverts of different sizes and dimensions.

“In the next 20 to 25 years, we are sure these roads will still be there,” he said.

Adegbenro listed some of the projects as the Government Field/ Methodist School Road, Ore and Reserve Market/Muslim Road, and Ago Isobo Road, Ore. (NAN)

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