Government Purchases 17 Ambulances

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first_imgDuring the past year, 17 ambulances were purchased at a cost of US$884,323 for distribution across all health regions, Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has informed.Making the announcement during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 25, Dr. Ferguson said delivery of these units is expected to begin by the end of July.“Since I took office in January 2012, we have purchased a total of 56 vehicles to support various areas, including mental health, vector control and emergency medical services,” he said.[RELATED: One Authority Now Responsible for Reproductive Health]In the meantime, the Minister informed that new X-ray machines are being procured for the Princess Margaret, Annotto Bay, May Pen and Mandeville Regional hospitals.On another matter, Dr. Ferguson pointed out that the Ministry’s plans to move from a paper based system of storing health records to electronic storage and retrieval of patient data, is now advanced, with the first phase of the National Health Information System Strengthening and e-Health Strategy for the four-year period, 2013-2017 now underway.“The implementation for the first year began in April 2013 with a number of activities being undertaken, in accordance with the Strategy,” the Minister informed.Contact: Alecia Smith-Edwardslast_img

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