Govt procures ambulance for Chisamba district

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—–Government has procured a state-of-the art ambulance for the newly created Chisamba district in Central Province.

And Chisamba District Commissioner (DC), Ferdinand Chipindi, has thanked the government for buying the ambulance at the right time.

Speaking during the handover of the ambulance, Mr Chipindi expressed gratitude to the government for considering Chisamba, adding that the ambulance will help avert transport problems that most health facilities are facing in the district.

And Chisamba District Medical Officer (DMO), Jerry Sinyangwe, disclosed that the ambulance, which was procured at a cost of K480, 000, is different from other utility vehicles as it has high technology and in-built equipment.

Dr Sinyangwe also thanked the government, through the Ministry of Health for gesture, saying the ambulance will go a long way in helping the transporting patents from far-flung areas to health facilities.

And liteta District Hospital Superintendent, Natalie Simakoloyi, revealed that the ambulance has a cardiac monitor which helps consistently monitor patients with hypertension (BP) and heart functions as patients are transferred to the referral centres.

Dr Simakoloyi said the ambulance, which will be based at liteta District Hospital, will cater for a catchment of 1000 Chisamba residents.

And Chisamba residents have also expressed gratitude to government for the gesture.

One of the residents, Annastzia Zulu, said previously, patients, including expectant mothers, used to spend a lot of money on transport as they had to book taxis to nearest health facilities.