TCIF launches TCERA App for Trauma Management Care
Trauma Care International Foundation (TCIF) on Thursday officially launched Nigeria’s first Trauma Care Emergency Response APP (TCERA) application suite in Lagos, thus, adopting innovative technology in interventionist medical response for accident victims.
This is even as the Global Non-profit organization has trained and equipped over 3000 First Responders in its TCIF First Responders Network in Lagos.
Culled from: Leaders NG
The Chairperson of the TCIF, Dr. Deola Phillips, in her welcome remarks, acknowledged the immense commitment of the Patron of Trauma Care International Foundation, Rev Chris Oyakhilome, in sustaining and building the capacity of TCIF in carrying out its interventionist goals.
Dr. Deola Phillips, represented by Dr. Emeka Eze, noted that the scheme scheduled for launch is anticipated to make a difference in Nigeria and Africa.
She explained that the TCERA APP Suite, an innovation of the Trauma Care International Foundation, is an Emergency Response Application suite comprising of the TCERA Responder and User apps.
Dr. Phillips also acknowledged key stakeholders in trauma care and emergency response, who include the Commissioner for Health Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi; the Permanent Secretary, ministry of Health, Lagos State, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye; Director of LASAMBUS, Dr. Kola Korolo, amongst others, who were present or represented at the launch.
The TCIF Chairperson emphasised that the innovations were designed to usher in advancements in pre-hospital care in Nigeria; noting the presence of veterans and specialists who like the personnel in TCIF, have committed themselves to ensuring improved outcomes of traumatic emergencies in the communities.
Dr. Phillips highlighted the inspiration of TCIF to improve trauma care in the society.
According to the Chairperson: “Trauma is still the leading cause of death in individuals between the ages of 1 and 44 years, and it is the third most common cause of death regardless of age.
“Motor vehicular crashes, in addition to other forms of trauma, have become a major health problem throughout the world and, especially, in Nigeria, with over 4 million injuries being recorded due to trauma, and more than 200,000 deaths attributed to road crashes alone.”
Dr. Phillips also highlighted the role of Trauma Care International Foundation in addressing the issue of trauma and emergency response.