6 February 2013

Angola: Minister Delivers Ten Ambulances to Support Municipal Hospitals

Ondjiva — The Health minister, José Van-Dúnem, on Tuesday delivered ten ambulances to Cunene Province's Health Department, in the ambit of the municipalisation of health services, aimed at strengthening the assistance to the population.

The means acquired by the Cunene government, in the ambit of the Public Investments Programme (PIP), cost just over 73 million kwanzas and they will be distributed to the general hospitals of Ondjiva, Ombadja, Namacunde and one vehicle to support the emergency services.

Speaking to the press, after the delivery ceremony, José Van-Dúnem said that the objective of the sector is to reinforce the municipalities to the benefit of the citizens, aiming for a quicker and more efficient service.

According to the government official, one of the goals is to provide better and more professional assistance to pregnant women.

The ceremony was attended by the Territory Administration minister, Bornito de Sousa, Urbanisation and Housing minister, José António da Conceição e Silva, the secretary of State for Construction, António Teixeira Flor, secretary of State for Waters, Luís Filipe da Silva, as well as representatives and heads of other governmental departments.

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