Today Monday, 30th March, the People’s Government will have some Ambulances and private vehicles (that have been offered by members) to provide emergency services to get people to hospitals within Kampala Metropolitan area.
According to opposition figure Kizza Besigye, briefing and training of drivers on how to handle the exercise, in light of the COVID19 pandemic, has been successfully concluded.
Once the exercise been successfully carried out in the Kampala Metropolitan area, it’ll be rolled out to other areas of the country.
Any people who would like to offer support to the exercise, by way of offering vehicles, fuel or other inputs may contact the persons whose contacts are given in the flier below or the overall coordinator, Hon Charles Oduman Okello on 0751 510 007, Besigye said.
“Please refer to the flier below for details of how to access the service. Together, we shall overcome the COVID19 crisis. In God, we trust.”
MPs surrender ambulances
Members of Parliament with ambulances in their constituencies have expressed the willingness to surrender them to government to evacuate suspected Covid-19 cases.
This comes after government reported a shortage of ambulances in the face of a shutdown on public transport.
The Health permanent secretary, Dr Diana Atwine, recently wrote to Parliament asking MPs to surrender their ambulances.
Government has about 200 ambulances some of which are grounded.