BY GEORGE EMURON
BUKEDEA: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
There is a shy of relief in Bukedea district following the return to service of the two ambulance donated by deputy speaker of Parliament, Anita Among which have been undergoing general repairs in Kampala for the past two month.
Bukedea district has relied on three ambulances since Bukedea was curved out of Kumi district in 2016.
All the three ambulances were donated by politicians, one by the constituency member of parliament, John Bosco Ikojo, and two by Among.
Umar Poloni, an ambulance driver said that it has been challenging to respond to referral cases, mostly mothers who require cesarean section, when the ambulances were out for service because the one remaining ambulance was over worked.
“On the day the ambulances returned from Kampala, I rescued a mother who was failing to deliver from the mission health center. I transported her to Ongino hospital where she was successfully operated,” Umar disclosed.
Stephen Ikodet, the Bukedea district health officer, acknowledged that the ambulances have done a tremendous work helping the people since the one bought by the government broke down years ago.
He said that the district is asking the government to get it an ambulance which can then be backed up by those donated by the MPs.
However, Bishop Martin Wabwere, the spokesperson for Anita foundation said all the ambulances donated by deputy speaker are now ready to serve the people following their repair.
“These vehicles will continue to serve the people as they have been doing to ensure that people of Bukedea access medical services irrespective of political differences,” he assured the people.