Malé, Maldives – Health Ministry, Finance Ministry and State Trading Organization (STO) has signed an agreement to bring 96 ambulances to be sent to the islands.
In the reception held at STO yesterday, the agreement was signed on behalf of Health Ministry by Minister of Health, Ahmed Naseem (Kerafa Naseem), Finance Ministry by Minister of Finance, Ibrahim Ameer and on behalf of STO, their Managing Director Hussain Amru.
Speaking at the ceremony, Health Minister Ahmed Naseem told that bringing these ambulances would expand the ambulance services within the islands and that it would be the end of major issues faced by the people.
He also added that while the service was crucial for every island that some islands did not have any ambulances till today and that in other islands the ambulances they have were not functioning because of which they have had faced several challenges.
He also added that the ambulances would also pave way to provide emergency care within islands when accidents occur and that expanding the ambulance services in the islands would help to improve the health sector of the country.
While the agreement with STO states that they are to deliver the 96 ambulances within 180 days, Health Minister Naseem has previously given several dates for which the ambulances were to be received.