MICU is a new unit (still in it cradles), under the S&R Department. It is headed by a retired Naval Officer (HMICU) and has a number of Nurses on secondment from the armed forces and NYSC members posted to the unit by the agency. The unit currently has 5 MICU Ambulances fitted with lifesaving equipment for Basic & Advanced Life Saving activities.
Since its inception in September 2012, the unit has been participating in all activities of the agency and society where the unit’s services are required.
The unit is involved in providing emergency medical services (EMS) within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The unit also organized a 5- day First Aid Training programme for NYSC members posted to S & R department during the year under review. The unit has held a round-table discussion for emergency medical services (EMS) providers and receiving hospitals within the FCT.
3.0 SUMMARY OF UNIT’S ACTIVITIES
ACTIVITIES; WORKSHOPS / CONFRENCES
Daily EMS Operation @ Lugbe; Kubwa; Federal Secretariat and Ambulance bay.
Provision of Emergency Medical Services
4 Medics & a driver
First Aid Training Programmes
Training and Re-training of the unit’s EMS crew
All NYSC members deployed to S&R Dept.
Round table discussion on Challenges affecting EMS in FCT.
To foster mutual understanding and synergy amongst stakeholders
4.0 RECOMMENDATIONS / WAY FORWARD
The unit should have the capacity to rescue; evacuate and deliver injured victims and casualties of disasters to appropriate health care providers locally and internationally, using the Agency’s MICU Ambulances and the Air wing to achieve this