——– Mobilising Access to Maternal Health Zambia (MAMAZ) has dispatched the second consignment of bicycle ambulances to Serenje District in the Central Province.
MAMAZ Serenje District Programme Officer Ruth Nyirenda confirmed the development to ZANIS yesterday.
Miss Nyirenda revealed that the 41 bicycle ambulances will be distributed to the intended health centers today.
Mrs Nyirenda said the bicycle ambulances are emergency transport system meant for venerable people adding that riders have already been trained to ferry patients and expectant mothers to the health facilities.
She added that the gesture by her organization was aimed at complementing government’s efforts in the health sector where accessing of equipment is needed.
The Programme Officer added that Chibobo, Mulilima, Mulaushi and Kabamba health centers are the beneficiaries of the new consignment of the bicycle ambulances.
And Acting Serenje District Community Development Mother and Child Health Director Dr Joseph Chizimu has thanked MAMAZ for providing the District with bicycle ambulances saying the ambulances will help many people in the communities.
Dr Chizimu said the emergency transport has come at a right time when the health centers in the district could not meet the transport demand.
Dr Chizimu has called on well-wishers and stakeholders not to be referees, but to be players and actors in addressing the wellbeing of Zambians.
About two years go, MAMAZ dispatched the first consignment of motor bike ambulances and bicycle ambulances in Chitambo and Serenje districts respectively.