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Mopani gets 51 of 165 new ambulances

Fifty-one of the 165 new ambulances allocated to districts in Limpopo by Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba, are destined for the Mopani district.

The ambulances, the last of 566 ambulances promised to the people of Limpopo, were on display at an event on Thursday, May 23 at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. Thirteen ambulances have been assigned to Sekororo Hospital, 13 to Phalaborwa Hospital, 12 to Dzumeri Health Centre, and 13 to Grace Mgodeni Health Centre.

“The procurement of 566 new ambulances in one financial year demonstrates the department’s unwavering commitment to improving healthcare services in the province,” said Ramathuba at the handover event. The department said in a media statement that taking possession of the ambulances aligns with the goal set by Ramathuba during her 2023/2024 budget speech to provide these essential vehicles for emergencies.

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“We are thrilled to distribute the final batch of the 566 ambulances promised to the people of Limpopo. “These ambulances are not just lifesaving vehicles but moving hospitals equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology.”

“We call upon the people of Limpopo to take care of these ambulances as they are there to serve and save lives,” said Ramathuba. Crew members who received the ambulances will sign an oath to ensure accountability for any loss of equipment from the ambulances, the department stated.

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