According to the Commissioner Emergency Medical Services, John Baptist Waniaye Nambohe the devices will help the Ministry track the movements of the ambulances, fuel consumption and general efficiency.
The Ministry of Health has said it will install tracking devices
in all ambulances to ensure efficiency in services.
According to the Commissioner Emergency Medical Services, John Baptist Waniaye
Nambohe the devices will help the Ministry track the movements of the ambulances,
fuel consumption and general efficiency.
Nambohe was speaking on Tuesday at the handover ceremony of an advanced
ambulance worth 230 million shillings for the Malaba district border port
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in collaboration with the
European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) handed
over the ambulance with an Intensive Care Unit to the Ministry of Health of
Waniaye says that the tracking will be through GPS support provided by an
Indian company whose procurement company has started.
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Uganda Radio Network (URN) could not establish the contract
details and the name of the Fleet management system to conduct the installation
of GPS tracking.
The Principal Logistics Officer Emergency Response and Patient transport
Charles Takan 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.
Among the new ambulances donated in 2021, one was stolen from Arua
The European Union Representative Nicolas Gonze said that the EU
is committed to supporting Uganda during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He says that COVID-19 poses serious challenges for health systems all over the
world with health workers working under extreme pressure with limited Personal
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The move comes at a time when Government has contracted a Russian
company to install trackers in all vehicles.
Lucy Daxbacher, the IGAD head of the mission said that IGAD
decided to support member states to cut transmission of COVID-19 in special
communities like in the borders, centres who are recipients of migrants in the IGAD
region, and refugee camps among others.
She says that the donations such as ambulances can boost their
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In March 2021, new covid-19 cases in the IGAD member states of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia,
South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda were at 4,542 cases on a single day
compared to 1,662 cases as of Monday.