Govt hands over ambulance to Kaputa.

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Government has handed over an ambulance to Kaputa District Medical Office with a call on management not to abuse the vehicle by ferrying officers and other unauthorised items.

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Kaputa District Commissioner, Chrispine Kachusha said government will not allow the abuse of the facility but instead want to see it be used for intended purpose.

Mr. Kachusha said the delivery of the ambulance to Kaputa is a testimony of the collaborative approach aimed at prioritising primary health care services and strengthening referral systems in hospitals.

He said transportation is a corner stone in the delivery of quality health service adding that it will help in attaining the Millennium Development Goals number four and five on infant and maternal mortality.

Mr. Kachusha said this when he officially handed over an ambulance to
the district medical office in Kaputa today.
He reiterated that government’s committment to improve quality health service delivery to all Zambians.

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Mr. Kachusha said government will further work hard to ensure that quality health services are provided as close to the people as possible.

And Acting Kaputa District Medical Officer Godfrey Mwimba emphasised that the ambulance will be used for emergency services especially maternal cases adding that no woman should die while giving birth.

Mr. Mwimba said the community in Kaputa is happy with the ambulance which is equipped with state of the art facilities needed for any emergency and referral cases.

He also assured government that his office will maintain the asset but appealed to government to upgrade and repair the bad state of the roads and bridges in the district.

And Acting Chief Kaputa who witnessed the handover of the ambulance commended government for the donation.

The traditional leader said the ambulance will go a long way in addressing the challenge people in the district face in emergency cases.

She further called on the medical office to ensure that the vehicle benefits all people of Kaputa and urged drivers to look guard it jealously.

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