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Fort Portal City gets shs150m equipped ambulance

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It was excitement and joy in Fort Portal city as residents received an ambulance with high dependency medical equipment.

The fully equipped ambulance is comprised of medical equipment mainly, Oxygen supplying system, a defibrillator for patients with heart problems, a patient monitoring system, patients’ bed and first aid kits, among others.



Fort Portal city Woman Member of Parliament, Irene Linda, donated the ambulance.

Linda cautioned the management of Fort Portal city not to mismanage the ambulance so that it can fully serve its purpose in the hospital. (Credit: Wilson Asiimwe)




 



 

“The ambulance should be used to serve the people, it shouldn’t be mismanaged and people should not be charged money for the services, it should be free,” Linda said.

Linda said that she also requested the ministry of health to allocate a government ambulance and a double pick up for the city health department.

Florence Basmera, a resident of Karago said that they were facing difficulties because of high charges levied to them to transport a patient to a given health facility.

“We have been facing a very big challenge of transporting patients to health centers because the city has been lacking an ambulance,” Basemera said.






Albert Ahebwa, the speaker of Fort Portal city, said that this is the first time for the city council to get a fully equipped ambulance.

“It has come timely when we don’t have an ambulance in the city and it will help in the transportation of patients because our people have been suffering a lot.” Ahebwa said.



Ahebwa said that they are going to get one of the nurses in the hospital, train her on how to use the equipment in the ambulance so that they can provide better service to transport patients.

The Fort Portal city council awarded a certificate of appreciation to the woman Member of Parliament for supporting the health sector in the city.



He said that they are making a policy to make sure that patients being referred are not charged transport fee like it is currently.

Linda cautioned the management of Fort Portal city not to mismanage the ambulance so that it can fully serve its purpose in the hospital.



“The ambulance should be used to serve the people it shouldn’t be mismanaged and people should not be charged money the services should be free,” Linda said.

Linda said that she had also pushed a request to the ministry of health to allocate a government ambulance and a double pick up for the city health department.





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