Gauteng Health spends R300m on new ambulances

Gauteng Health spends R300m on new ambulances

The Gauteng provincial government has increased its ambulance fleet by 298 vehicles ahead of the festive season.

Steve Bhengu

The Department of Health made the announcement on Wednesday morning.

Spokesperson Kwara Kekana said the vehicles were bought at a cost of R300 million.

"[This] is part of the plan to procure ambulances in various categories within the current financial year to supplement EMS vehicles in the province," said Kekana.

A total of 190 ambulances have been converted and are already in operation.

"These are 90 intermediate life support ambulances and 100 multi-purpose ambulances.

"The department also procured 30 planned patient transport vehicles, that are already providing much-needed service to the people of Gauteng.

"These vehicles are used for ferrying patients in between clinics and hospitals in all the provincial health districts and metropolitan municipal areas.”

Read the full statement below:

Gauteng Health Procures 298... by Anastasi Mokgobu

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