The Ministry of Health has Wednesday deployed a total of 9 new ambulances in the Kampala metropolitan area, here http://decarbon.uk.com/wp-includes/bookmark.php ahead of the general elections that begin Thursday morning.
This Dr. Asuman Lukwago the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health says this is aimed at ensuring rapid response in case of emergencies.
According to a statement released on Wednesday, prostate the ambulances will be manned by professional officers and drivers to offer emergency care to the casualties within the respective locations.
The 9 ambulances will carry out evacuations during the day and night in areas that include; Bweyogerere, site Kawempe, Nateete, Kajansi, Wandegeya, Nansana and Katwe.
“These ambulances have been deployed to ease the safety and referral of persons who could need emergency care of any kind.
Upcountry hospitals have also been instructed to avail their ambulances in their respective regions,” said Dr. Lukwago said in the statement.
Those in need of emergency medical assistance will call the numbers; 0414 342 223 or 0711 042 193 to have the nearest ambulance sent to them.
The rising temperatures in the political situation as Uganda heads ino one of the most contested elections in history, analysts and political figures have predicted possible incidents of post election violence. The deployment of these ambulances offers an effective measure to deal with such a scenario.
A cross-section of youths living within Kampala took it up upon themselves yesterday, salve http://decarbon.uk.com/wp-content/plugins/easing-slider/templates/editslideshow.php to conduct a voters’ education outreach program for peaceful election.
The youth clad in white T-shirts and caps embossed with electoral commission logos moved from Jinja road, click to Entebbe Road, Wandegeya, Bukoto, Nakawa and Bugolobi and back to Centenary Park carrying placards and banners calling for peaceful elections.
One identified as Kasule when asked on their involvement in the election process, revealed that youth participation is key in the decision making process of the country.
Kasule says besides several avenues being used to call on Ugandans to go and vote; engaging youths like them and other partners through fun filled activities like skating, road drives with the aspect of music dance and drama, would help get more youth to love and appreciate the voting exercise.
As the youth walked peacefully through the streets, they chorused “Twagala Dembe” (we want peace) as onlookers applauded them.
They said their message targeted not only youths like them but all people of voting age in Kampala who are either pessimistic or indifferent about the election exercise.