Monday, 5 October 2015

Medical Emergency Response Plans, Services, Transport and Assistance in Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry

Air ambulance transport in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria is a necessity.  Emergency transport in Nigeria depends mainly on road and air ambulance because of poor road infrastructure, long distances between tertiary centres and the low doctor to patient ratio.

Public emergency services in many areas of Africa rarely have access to the same resources as the western world, therefore companies must make special provisions for emergency transport and location of specialist centres such as cardiac, burns and neurosurgery when drafting medical emergency response plans.

Since operations in these sectors often involve expatriates and indigenous employees, working at great heights, driving long distances on poorly maintained roads, working offshore or working at remote stations, operating in extreme environments, exposure to endemic infectious diseases such as malaria, natural and operational disasters and security risks. Emergency response plans must be in place and effective on every site, enabling organizations and communities to deal with emergencies effectively and appropriately.

Emergency response oil and gas nigeria Flying Doctors Nigeria are specialists in recommending contingency plans and measures for business.

Some of our specific recommendations for corporate oil and gas medical emergency response plans

1. Ensuring emergency communication lines for assistance
2. Provision  of emergency transport (By land and air)
3. Regular consistent first-aid and life support training for in-house staff.
4. Preparation of organized plans and simulations scenarios
5. Journey plans should be meticulously implemented to help reduce risk of road traffic accidents
6. Major incident plans should be written up and revised

Our Mission
"To get the right patient to the right facility within the right time frame."

We operate medical and medico-logistical services for corporate bodies running high-risk operations like oil and gas, mining, construction, telecoms and manufacturing companies.

In a medical emergency in the Oil & Gas industry you need specialist help, and fast!

We operate a 24-hour centralised emergency contact centre where ambulances and emergency personnel are dispatched 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year, assuring your team has vital emergency planning around the clock.

Flying Doctors Nigeria have devised specialized plans for corporate bodies to accommodate the speedy handling of emergencies arising from any work-associated incidents in Nigeria.

Dr Olutomiwa Ogunbona is the medical and corporate services manager at Flying Doctors Nigeria.

We suggest if you are looking to take advice on improving employees overall safety and medical emergency requirements, Dr Olutomiwa Ogunbona would be more than happy to advice on the best routes to take for your business specific risk assessment and medical emergency planning. Please do get in touch today management@flyingdoctorsnigeria.com


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