Moyamba District to Benefit from National Ambulance Service
The Director of Hospitals and Ambulance Service, Dr. Mathew Jusu Vandy has informed The Health Newspaper that training is ongoing for the launching of National Ambulance Service at Moyamba District.
Speaking to The Health Newspaper at his office in Freetown yesterday, Dr. Vandy said the service has been launched in most districts except Moyamba and the newly amalgamated districts.
He described the ambulance service as blessing for the country because he said, it has saves many lives and recalled that in the past, hammock, Kekeh, Okada were not only used but patients were also carried on backs to hospital, a process he said has caused many deaths as a result of the delay especially in the rural setting where mobility is inaccessible or unreachable.
Dr. Vandy maintained that as a result of the decentralization of the service, death rates among patients has reduced drastically and lauded ambulance drivers and paramedics for observing the rules while working with the ambulances.
He said the distribution exercise of the national ambulance service is always done in consultation with the Police, Chiefs and councils within the districts to ensure the right thing is done and the gift reaches the supposed beneficiaries.
By Abdulai Mento Kamara
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