A pregnant woman in labour who was trying to get herself to the hospital in the middle of the day on Saturday, was fortunate to have encountered officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) who came to her rescue in Lagos.
Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC public education officer, in a statement on Sunday, said a patrol team belonging to the airport unit command of the FRSC saw the woman trying to get herself to the hospital.
He said the action of officers on the patrol team was an example of the corps fulfilling its statutory responsibility of saving lives through prompt rescue services on the roads.
He said “She was struggling to drive amidst painful labour and was rushed to a nearby hospital in Ajao Estate, where she was delivered of a baby girl barely three hours later.”
Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, the FRSC corps marshal, has expressed gratitude to the patrol team for the prompt intervention and rescue services, according to the statement by Kazeem.
The corps marshal, he said, applauded the compassion and sacrifice of the team towards the pregnant woman which he described as a positive representation of the true mission of FRSC.
Kazeem, said this was one among many of such interventions that the operatives of FRSC carry out from time to time when they embark on patrol.