Gauteng’s Emergency Response gets a major boost with 200+ new vehicles!
Gauteng will soon have access to over 200 new emergency vehicles to address the shortage of ambulances in the province. According to Eyewitness News, Health MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko announced the addition to the provincial fleet during an unveiling ceremony on Wednesday in Mamelodi, West of Pretoria. Ralehoko and Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi led the ceremony. The MEC stated that Emergency Services would distribute the new ambulances across all municipalities in the province, with a particular focus on townships.
Ralehoko affirmed the provincial government’s commitment to addressing the challenges in the public health sector. She explained that the province’s 244 new ambulances would go to each of the 535 wards in the region, with each ambulance assigned to a township or informal settlement. The aim is for each ward to have its ambulance, doctor, and nurse for improved emergency response in the area.
See how the unveiling went with the tweet below:
Gauteng Premier, Panyaza Lesufi, will be unveiling 200 new emergency vehicles that will be distributed across the whole province. He will also give an update in the province’s readiness to deal with the Easter period. pic.twitter.com/1cJ6n6aU8K
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 5, 2023
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