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Kibale county ambulance bought by Hon Richard Oseku

BY ALEX AKOL 22/12/2021


Residents of Kibale county in Pallisa district expressed joy over the acquisition of a new ambulance to serve the people.

The ambulance Reg.No:UBK103R was donated by the area member of parliament Richard Oriebo Oseku.

Albert Opatana of Okaracha village in Opwateta sub-county said the ambulance has come like Christmas gift for the people of Kibale.

“We want Oseku to have a countywide drive to inform the people of the availability of a new ambulance and popularize the contacts of the driver,” he said.

Opatana added that people who have been regarding Oseku as a non performer by not giving them handouts to drink Malwa (popular local brew) would feel ashamed because the ambulance is going to help the entire community to easily access emergency health services.

Immaculate Asio of Omukulai village in Kibale town council said Oseku deserves community recognition because of the service he has done especially to fraternity of pregnant mothers.

She appealed to the local authorities of sub-counties of Opwateta, Kibale and Kibale town council should open community access roads to enable the ambulance reach to the patients in those remote areas.

“All people are happy but women are more excited because their lives have been at risk when it comes to reaching to Kibale health center III or Pallisa general hospital in case of referral but now even if it means fueling the ambulance at sh20,000, it’s better and safer,” Asio said.

Joseph Olupot of Omaulon trading center in Kibale town council said given the high number of registered accidents along Pallisa- Kumi road, the ambulance is going to be of help evacuate crash victims.

Daniel Oryem the Kibale town council district councilor said since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic Oseku intervened and de-congested the treatment room in Kibale health center III when he constructed immunization center.

Oseku told our reporter that he bought the ambulance because counties without health center IVs are not given patient transport vehicles by the ministry of health.

“This is community ambulance and the drivers number must be on 24/7.It has the first aid kit with recommend bed and other equipment,” Oseku said.

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