By George Emuron
Bukedea: –Following the demand for an ambulance to handle referral cases in Bukedea district, the patients pressured the County Member of Parliament’s Political Assistant to hire primo cars as the Mp ambulance got broken down and ferried for mechanical repair.
Sam Muron the Political Assistant for Hon John Bosco Ikojo says when the donated Ambulance broke down for one month, pressure came in from patients in hard to reach sub counties of Kamutur, Kangole among others.
Mr.Muron also says he passed on hard times when the ambulance was taken for repair of hiring private cars to transport patients for referrals.
‘Iam happy now that the ambulance has been worked on and it’s on good conditions, there was heavy pressure from people of Kangole, Kamutur among other sub counties calling for the support of an ambulance, it forced me to hire private cars which acted as an ambulance for referrals of some patients’, said Muron.
Hon John Bosco Ikojo the Bukedea County Member of Parliament says the cause of the breakdown of an ambulance is that it operated for long since time of politics and it required mechanical repair, which took a bout seventy million shillings.
‘When this ambulance broke down, I felt pain because I knew my people of Bukedea will suffer on referrals, I had to look for money and repaired this ambulance’, said Mp Ikojo.
Paul Ogwang the Assistant District Health Officer Bukedea says the health facility has now been relieved from pressure too since the MP’s ambulance is operating now.
He says the facility has also been challenged mostly on how to handle referral cases since the district lacks a government ambulance.
However, Bukedea residents now relay on the politician’s ambulances two from Right Hon Deputy Speaker Anet Among Anita and for Mp John Bosco ikojo.