State health ministry receives three ambulances

State health ministry receives three ambulances
Western Equatoria State Governor Gen. Alfred Futuyo Karaba cuts the ribbon during the handover of the three ambulances (photo credit: courtesy)

Western Equatoria State government has been given three new ambulances to support its health sector.

The three ambulances were donated by Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) in Western Equatoria State to the state ministry of health.

“The three new ambulances will be given directly to Mvolo County PHCC, Nzara County Hospital and Ezo County PHCC to help patients in those places,” Benson Wakoli the CMMB program coordinator for WES said during handover on Monday.

Mr Wakoli said based on their maternity program, they found out that women are facing difficulty in accessing health services when they are in labour due to lack of transport.

The organisation also promised to construct and renovate the special maternity and surgical wards in the state.

The press secretary in the WES governor office, Alex Didi, said Governor Alfred Futuyo thanked CMMB for helping the state ministry of health.

He said the governor also urged other partners to do the same so that the state can realise and benefit from the support of partners, saying it was also the social responsibility of the NGOs in the country to support such initiates. 

The press secretary added that it was one of the governor’s several calls on partners to help where they can to help the state government.

“Governor also reiterated his government’s commitment in working together continuously to realise better service delivery to the people in the state.”

In a brief clip gotten by The City Review on the same event, Rose Obede Bara, the state health ministry director-general said the donation means big to the ministry.

“This donation is meaning big for the ministry. It is going to help a lot of women from far area to reach the hospital especially during delivery,” she stressed.

However, the director appealed to the health authority and drivers to take care of the Ambulance and use it for its purpose.

“It is given to us now, so we need to take care of it, if we handle it carefully, it will benefit our communities a lot,” Bara added.