President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa commissioned 40 ambulances yesterday in Harare’s Stoneridge area.
The ambulances will be distributed across the country. Picture credit: The Herald
The Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro, two weeks ago said the government had taken delivery of 100 ambulances that were set to be distributed across the country’s 10 provinces soon.
Each province is set to receive between eight to 10 ambulances once they have been all kitted. As of December 31, 2018, the ministry had 282 ambulances and out of the 282 ambulances, 134 were functional whilst 148 were non-runners.
Zimbabwe has 63 districts in the country’s health system and studies say each district should have at least two functional ambulances and qualified personnel.