Disacare donates motorbike ambulances
Lundazi, June 5, 2013, ZANIS– A Lusaka based company Disacare Wheel Chair has donated two motorbike ambulances worth KR125,000 to Lundazi district hospital.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, Disacare Director Kenneth Mubuyaeta said his organization decided to donate the motorbike ambulances because of the high rate of maternal mortality in the district.
Mr Mubuyaeta also disclosed that apart from the district experiencing high rates of maternal mortality the donated motorbike ambulances will help alleviate transport costs incurred by the villagers when ferrying patients to health facilities.
He said Disacare has been operating since 1991 and is involved in production of wheelchairs, tricycle ambulances, and other mobility aids.
He disclosed that Disacare , an organization formed by persons with disabilities, is determined to contribute to the national development by working with government .
The Project has employed four disabled persons to repair motorbike ambulances.
And speaking after receiving two donated motorbikes ambulances, Lundazi district director of Health Dr Allan Chisenga commended Disacare for supplementing government efforts in improving transport in the health sector.
Dr Chisenga assured Disacare that the ministry of health will use the donated for their intended purpose who are the poor patients from rural areas.