THE Government has ordered ambulances for all districts in an effort to ease transportation of patients to health institutions, Health Minister Joseph Kasonde has said.
Dr Kasonde said in Ndola yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on Copperbelt Minister Davies Mwila that the Government would ensure that the health sector delivered quality service for the people.
" We have ordered a number of ambulances and I am hopeful that they cater for the districts because we want to deliver quality health care," he said.
He said he was on the Copperbelt to check on health services that were being delivered. Dr Kasonde said he wanted to see if health care was being delivered in a clean environment with the right attitude from all health staff.
During his tour on the Copperbelt, he would meet all the district medical officers and some members of the public so that he could understand the bottlenecks in the delivery of health services.
The minister said it was not enough to just sit at the ministry headquarters at Ndeke House, hence the need to go out and understand the situation on the ground.
Earlier, Mr Mwila said districts such as Chingola, Chililabombwe, and Kalulushi had no ambulances.
He said the other challenge was the monthly grants that had not been increased this year.