The European Union (EU) yesterday donated three ambulances and eleven pick up and station wagon vehicles all land rovers with two years spare parts for the districts of Kailahun, Kambia and Pujehun as part of the EU Health Sector Support Project (HSSP) to the country.
Receiving the keys of the vehicles the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation Ibrahim Sesay said that the Ministry is happy to receive the vehicles from the Coordinator of HSSP Justin King as part of their contribution towards improving the health sector in the country.
He added that these districts that will be benefiting from the vehicles fall on the border region, adding that many governments have abandoned them and therefore it was on this picture that we select these districts to benefit from it.
The Minister of Health Abator Thomas said that the HSSP started some five years ago and in spite of the initial difficulties has been able to provide support for the health sector in these three districts.
She disclosed that the community health training school formerly the paramedical school in Bo and the Human Resources Division and Audit department also benefited from this project.
The Minister pointed out that these vehicles have arrived at the right moment. She assured all that the vehicles would be used for the intended purposes.
The coordinator of HSSP Justin King said that the donation was part of the EU contribution to develop and strengthen the health sector in Sierra Leone.
He revealed that drugs and medical supplies will also benefit from it for the purpose of monitoring.