A survey conducted by Makerere University School of Public Health has revealed that 70% of ambulances used in Uganda to ferry patients to health facilities lack equipment, medical supplies or even trained personnel.
The findings of the survey that centered on finding out the state of emergency medical care services in Uganda were published in the scientific and clinical journal, BioMed Central.
In addition to lack of medicines, finding from the survey also shows that majority of the persons who operate emergency service vehicles or missions do not have any kind of medical training.
Dr. John Baptist Wanyiaye, the Commissioner in charge of Ambulance Services at the ministry of health says that since the policy has not yet been passed, there is little that the ministry can do enforce ambulance standards in the country
He said that majority of the ambulances that are used in the country are type A, meaning that they are just patient transporting vans and not ambulences. Dr. Wanyiaye speaking…..