Government has handed over ten ambulances to the Uganda Red Cross. Commissioning the ambulances in Kampala City today, the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has said that the ambulances will help support emergency response activities in the country.
This is the first concrete step in assuring Ugandans of government’s commitment to improving emergency response. Rugunda has also expressed governments to supporting Red cross and other partners in service delivery.
Meanwhile, the secretary General of the Red Cross Robert Kwesiga says the ambulances which cost nearly rwo billion shillings will boost the organizations capacity to provide the rescue and evacuation services along major highways.
This government move of provision of brand new and well equipped ambulances will not only support emergency response teams but also reduces costs Ugandans incur in order to access their services which start from 150,000 and stretch up to 3 million Uvamda shillings for areas like the West Nile.