Health Ministry to install tracking devices in ambulances

The Ministry of Health has announced that it has started installing tracking devices in all ambulances for effective services.

According to the Commissioner Emergency Medical Services, John Baptist Waniaye Nambohe, the tracking devices will help the Ministry to monitor the movement of ambulances, fuel consumption and general efficiency.

“We shall be able to minimise mismanagement especially when they are supposed to work on emergency response at a certain referral hospital and also monitor fuel consumption,” he said.

Nambohe revealed this yesterday during the handover ceremony of an advanced ambulance from Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for Tororo district.

Nambohe further revealed that the tracking will be through a GPS support provided by a yet to be identified International firm in India whose procurement has started.

The Principal Logistics Officer Emergency Response and Patient transport, Charles Taken said that so far two ambulances are being tracked in a pilot project and with time, all the 300 ambulances countrywide will have devices installed in them.

Ms Lucy Daxbacher, the IGAD Head of Mission to Uganda said they have decided to support government to fight the spread of Covid-19.

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