Emma Ainebyoona, the Health Ministry Spokesperson, says 12 other ambulances have been deployed along highways with areas that are known for registering a lot of accidents like Masaka road being given two ambulances. Two other ambulances are stationed at Masaka and Buwama.
Ministry of Health has embarked on the provision of free
standby emergency medical services within Kampala Metropolitan Area and high
ways. The Ministry has deployed ten ambulances with emergency care
providers at different points across Kampala.
One of the ambulances is stationed at Kira Police station and
is supposed to handle cases from Namboole, Najjera, Kyaliwajala, Nalya and Northern
by pass. The cases will be referred to Kira Health Center IV, Mulago National
Referral hospital and Naguru hospital, according to a statement from the Health
Ministry issued today.
Cases from Kawempe division and the surrounding areas have
been assigned to the Red Cross ambulance, which is stationed at Kawempe Police
Station. Whereas those from Gaba, Munyonyo and the Express highway have been
assigned to the police ambulance stationed at Kabalagala police station and will
be referred to Kiruddu National Referral hospital for the medical cases and
Kisugu Health Center IV for trauma.
Lubaga division is being manned by the Red Cross Ambulance
whereas Kisubi and Nansana are catered for by the KCCA ambulance. The
service will remain in place until January 2nd, according to the Health
The statement says the service is meant to offer support to
health facilities and activate fully Accident &Emergency Departments of
some facilities that haven’t been active to receive and provide care for all
cases during such a time when the toll of emergencies is expected to rise.
Emma Ainebyoona, the Health Ministry Spokesperson, says 12 other ambulances have been deployed
along highways with areas that are known for registering a lot of
accidents like Masaka road being given two ambulances. Two other ambulances are
stationed at Masaka and Buwama.
He said for all places, contacts of emergency health
providers responsible for a particular place have been provided for swift
coordination in case need arises. According to the statement, the
initiative is carried out in partnership between private ambulance service
providers including St. Johns Ambulance, City Ambulance, Alpha Uganda and
Uganda Red Cross, Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) and the ministry.