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Provide ambulances for the sick

05 Apr 2018 at 06:53hrs | Views
The majority of our people in Zimbabwe have no medical aid and as such, have to rely on cash payments. Phoning for an ambulance in case of emergency is now a nightmare since the City Ambulance Service is under equipped.

In some cases the emergency call centre will enquire if the caller has the ambulance fees on hand, if none, one may as well start making alternative arrangements.

The City of Harare and BCC must be fully equipped with functional morden ambulances to cater for the many emergency cases. Patients with no money must be allowed to pay later after the sick have been ferried to hospital, all that is needed is an efficient accounting department to effect recoveries from would be defaulters.

Hospitals are there for the sick, let the sick go for treatment. Furthermore, the much talked about Accident Road Fund to cover accident victims has not yet seen the light of day. Red tape and procrastination has inhibited establishment of the otherwise noble fund. Many have been maimed on our roads yet never got a dime, some have lost loved ones.

Ambulances for municipalities should be considered a priory, may the relevant authorities look into this urgent matter.

Thomas Murisa. Harare

Source - Thomas Murisa
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