National Road Safety Commission donates to Korle-Bu Accident Ward

National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) on Saturday donated assorted medical items worth GH₵1,000 to the Accident Centre of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

The items included two wheel chairs, five bundles of blasters, two gallons of detergents and a stretcher.

The donation formed part of the National Road Safety Week on the theme: “Road Safety, My Responsibility! Road Safety, Eye m’asedee,” aimed at emphasising some of the global best safety practices relative to local challenges.

The weeklong event seeks to scale up road safety awareness, advocacy and responsibility among road safety stakeholder institutions and the public towards protecting lives and property on roads during Christmas.

In Ghana, road crashes are responsible for at least six deaths a day and 18,000 a year resulting in several thousands of injuries and incapacitation.

Sixty per cent of the victims of road traffics crashes are between 15 and 55 years, while estimated cost of crashes to the economy is 1.6 per cent of the national Gross Domestic Product  valued at $419 million in 2009.

Presenting the items, Mr Noble Appiah said: “We are aware that the health of a nation is its wealth and avoiding road accident is a critical area in our national development, because of its impact on the socio-economic development of the country.”

He said for this reason, NRSC would continue to make huge investments in educating the public on the best road safety practices to enable the country meet its Millennium Development Goals.

Madam Vida Donkor, Principal Nursing Officer of the Department, who received the items, thanked NRSC for the kind gesture and called on other public- spirited individuals and organisations to emulate the good example.

Source: GNA

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  1. Nyasafoo says

    i have a song for road accident so plz i need you r help

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