Health ministry promises quick emergency services as world remembers road traffic victims

Sunday, November 21st, 2021 12:48 |
Police officers and members of the public at the scene of the accident where two buses were involved in an accident on the Mombasa-Malindi highway in April 2020. Photo/PD/Bonny Msangi

A total 3, 975 Kenyans lost their lives due to road traffic accidents in 2020, statistics by the government showed.

Forty percent of these fatalities occurred among motorcyclists while 34 per cent occurred among passengers.

"Over 80 per cent of the road traffic incidences we experience are associated with human error.

"Let us all take responsibility for ensuring we adopt appropriate and considerate behaviour when using the road," the Ministry of Health said during World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims being marked today.

The ministry said it is investing in emergency services to ensure no lives are lost in case the victims reach hospital.

"We strive to ensure emergency and trauma services are comprehensive to manage road traffic victims by implementing appropriate policies and training health care workers," the ministry said.

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