BRM chairperson Masoud Alikhani said the company was aware that Zambia had been experiencing an increased number of road traffic accidents resulting in injury and death due to the lack of transport to take the injured to hospitals. In a speech read on his behalf by BMR general manager for Africa Dennis Human, Mr Alikhani said such deaths and injuries could be reduced if Kabwe General Hospital had reliable transport.
“I am aware that in February this year, more than 50 people died in road accidents in the surrounding areas of Kabwe and a few months later, in April, 17 people died. I believe that the suffering from death and injury might be reduced if Kabwe General Hospital was equipped with emergency transport,” he said.
He was hopeful the two ambulances would have a positive impact by reducing suffering for the people in dire need of emergency help.
Central Province Permanent Secretary Edwidge Mutale said it was the mandate of the Zambian Government, through the Ministry of Health, to improve the health status for citizens through strengthening of health service delivery.