Tuesday, December 05, 2006

150 new ambulances set for KZN

By Tando Mfengwana
05 November 2006

A fleet of 150 new ambulances worth R45 million are set to go on the roads to boost KwaZulu Natal’s health services.

According to the provincial health department the launch ceremony will double up as a passing out parade for 84 paramedics who have completed their three-month course.

Independent Online quotes spokesperson Mbali Thusi as saying that the training is part of a recruitment programme started by the department to train jobless matriculants from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.

KwaZulu Natal Health MEC Peggy Nkonyeni said the department will have a total of 200 emergency vehicles operating.

An additional 53 ambulances and 11 medical emergency disaster buses and rescue vehicles.

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