When there is a medical emergency, one of the most comforting things that can happen to the people involved is to find an non emergency medical transportation service that responds promptly.
Unfortunately, this isn’t usually the case. In fact, the reaction of a typical Nigerian, whenever there is a discussion about emergency response in the country, is that the necessary ambulance services don’t respond in time to distress calls.
Top 10 Ambulance Services in Nigeria
But this isn’t exactly the case because there are several hospitals and organizations that offer excellent service and we have highlighted them in this post.
1. Ground Ambulance Services
Located on 80A Lafiaji Way, Ikoyi, Lagos, Ground Ambulance Service is a reliable emergency response service that covers the Lagos environ. You can reach them on any of these numbers, 0807 759 3201-3, 01 855 1111, 01 280 0911
0700AMBULANCE is another reliable private ambulance service providing the very best level of care to patients at an affordable rate.
Their office is located on 2A Omorinre Jonson Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos and you can reach them on any of this phone line, 0809 742 5709
3. All in Care Hospital and Ambulance
Located on 17, Coker Street, Ifako-Ijaiye, Lagos, All in Care Hospital is a health care centre that provides unparalleled emergency response service which includes an ambulance service. You can reach them on any of these lines, 0803 304 4452, 0708 164 3516.
4. Braingrace Medical Services Limited
Braingrace provides ground and air emergency ambulance service within Nigeria. The medical service is located on 40, Ishaga Road, Surulere, Lagos and their contact numbers are +234 803 557 8766, +234 808 543 46170, +234 703 966 5211
5. Critical Rescue International
Critical Rescue International is a prominent health organization in Nigeria that offers ambulance and medical emergency response services.
The company is located on Plot 144, Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, Nigeria and you can reach them on any of these lines, 0706 981 0000, 0808 274 0000, 01 818 0335.
6. Sanusi Ambulance Services
Sanusi Ambulance Services is affiliated with the Isolo General Hospital in Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria. The service enables efficient transport of patients in Lagos to the general hospital or to other hospitals when needed. You can reach them on any of these numbers, 0802 263 9456, 0802 974 9092.
7. Primus International SuperSpecialty Hospital
Primus International is a hospital that is known for its state-of-the-art ambulances. These vehicles are well equipped with the necessary equipments like a ventilator, defibrillator, Pure Canned Oxygen and other necessities.
Also, the hospital is specialized in handling the most complex emergencies and the hospital pharmacy is said to be one of the largest hospital pharmacies in the country.
8. Ambulance Nigeria
Ambulance Nigeria is another notable healthcare company that was created to solve problems in the healthcare sector in West Africa ranging from poor access to healthcare to poor healthcare delivery.
The company was initially set up as a pre-hospital care service provider but has since evolved into a medical assistance company providing a broader range of services including clinic setup & management, offshore medical services, occupational health/industrial medical services, medical personnel recruitment and provision as well as consulting service.
In recent times, the company has grown to become one of the leading Medical Assistance Companies in West Africa by providing client-centred solutions employing innovative and cost-effective approaches while maintaining global standards.
9. Flying Doctors Nigeria
Flying Doctors stands out when it comes to ambulance services as it is one of the few companies that provide emergency response service extending beyond the borders of the country.
The company is a medical emergency service that specializes in air ambulance, medevac, remote site medical solutions, and infrastructural development and training.
Flying Doctors is the first indigenous ambulance in West Africa. The company has specially trained medical doctors that operate stations across the country. the head office is located at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
The company has been featured on the likes of BBC, CNN and NPR.
Overall, Flying Doctors Nigeria is known to offer comprehensive medical services and these are highlighted below:
- Air Ambulance / Medical Repatriation
- Infrastructural Services
- ETU / Medical Stretcher Services
- Remote Site Medical Solutions
- Emergency Medical Assistance Services
- Ground Ambulance Services
10. Emergency Rescue (ER)
ER is another healthcare company providing emergency medical attention to the public and private sector of the society.
The company’s slogan is, every second counts and this has been engrained into the minds of its employee which ensures that they can provide rapid, adequate and effective emergency medical services.
Over the years, the company has stayed true to its word and has contributed its quota to reducing mortality and limiting morbidity using the right standards.
11. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
This list cannot be complete without mentioning NEMA. The agency was established in 1999 to manage disasters in Nigeria and one of such ways has been by providing ambulance service when there is the need for emergency response.
NEMA has adopted various facilities and infrastructure to promote emergency response and some of these include its mobile clinics which are strategically stationed in Abuja, Kaduna, Lagos and Port Harcourt. These clinics come in handy in the event of any major disaster.
Also, the company has a helicopter service for search and rescue. The available helicopter is stationed in Abuja and it is manned and operated by the Officers of the Nigerian Air force.
NEMA is also involved in training and capacity building in order to prepare individuals and organization for optimal performance whenever there is the need to respond to emergency or disaster.
Currently, NEMA has six zonal offices which have been established in order to decentralize disaster management and emergency response.
The offices are located in the six geopolitical zones and these include the following states: North Central (Jos), North West (Kaduna), North East (Maiduguri), South West (Lagos), South South (Port Harcourt) and South East (Enugu).
Also, there are NEMA call centres that have been established across the country for quick reaction to distress alerts.