The Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on Friday flagged off 10 ambulances procured by Uganda Red Cross Society with funding from Government of Uganda.
Ministry of Health said the 10 fully equipped ambulances classified as class B cost UGX 2Bn are aimed at improving emergency and accident response along major highways in Uganda.
The ambulances will provide emergency services on the highways of Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara- Kabale, Lira-Mbale, Kampala-Gulu,Kampala-Malaba and 2 will be stationed in the Kampala Metropolitan Area.
Dr Rugunda said this is a big achievement for Uganda. He added that this collaboration is crucial because Uganda Red Cross has the capacity and there is already substantial evidence with Bududa and recently when Uganda were faced with the COVID-19 response pandemic.
“It is our dream that in the next three years we shall have a fleet for every region with call centres. We hope that these ambulances are centrally managed” ~ Dr. Diana Atwine said.