Global Fund donates ambulances to health ministry

12 Dec 2015 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 12 DEC (NAMPA) – The Ministry of Health and Social Services on Friday received five ambulances from the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The donation was received by Health Minister, Dr Bernard Haufiku in the capital.
“We are very grateful for the contribution of the Global Fund to the Namibian health sector,” he said.
Haufiku said the ambulances came at an opportune time, as the ministry currently faces a shortage of ambulances at some health centres across the country.
He added that the donation will go a long way in easing transport difficulties, and will make it easier for doctors and nurses to attend to more patients on time.
The minister urged ambulance drivers and others who will be making use of the ambulances on a daily basis to take good care of the vehicles.
Four ambulances will be distributed to health facilities in Arandis, Tses, Gibeon, Aussenkehr, while the destination of the fifth one still has to be decided on.
Haufiku also revealed that his ministry will get 60 more ambulances by the end of January 2016.
The Global Fund is a financing institution, providing support to countries to accelerate the end of Aids, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.
(NAMPA)
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