The ambulance was handed over on Monday, July 13, 2020, by the Ngoma District Administration to help hospitals provide better services to their patients.
Late last year, the former Director-General of Kibungo Hospital, Dr. Namanya Williams, told IGIHE that they had ambulances to help patients reach 12 hospitals and health centers but due to wear-and-tear, only three were left and have now acquired the fourth, with one that is not fully functional.
Dr. Namanya said the ambulances they have do serve over 400,000 people.
Ngoma District Mayor, Nambaje Aphrodis, said the procurement of the new ambulance is a commitment by the district to facilitate easy access to health facilities within the district.
He added that in the 2020/2021 performance contract the district will procure another ambulance as they continue to put the available ones to proper use.