Bartica gets long-awaited marine ambulance

The water ambulance (DPI photo)

A water ambulance costing approximately $11 million was yesterday handed over to the Region Seven community of Bartica by the Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence.

A Department of Public Information (DPI) press release stated that the ambulance was built by Sunrise Marine Inc and is fully equipped for use in the effective delivery of health care services in the riverine region. Its main task is to transport emergency cases and referrals from Bartica to Parika after which the patient could be transported by road from Parika to the Georgetown Public Hospital, the DPI release added.

During a brief commissioning ceremony, Lawrence noted that it was Bartica and by extension the region which made the step for the acquisition of the water ambulance…..

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