THE Ministry of Health and Zambia Air Force (ZAF) have agreed to partner in establishing Air Ambulance services aimed at quick response to medical emergencies.
Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya says corporation will drive the Universal Health Coverage agenda of leaving no one behind.
Dr Chilufya said the high-powered team of technocrats from the two sides will meet to work out modalities on ensuring quick implementation of the project so as to enhance service delivery.
He reaffirmed that government remains committed to strengthening health care systems such as human capital and infrastructural development across the continuum of care.
The Minister thanked ZAF for continued support in enhancing healthcare service delivery at all levels.
He was speaking in Lusaka at Force headquarters where he presented the basic life support Ambulance to ZAF.
ZAF Commander Lieutenant General David Muma thanked government for tirelessly supporting military personnel and continued corporation in key areas of health
General Muma has also requested for redoubling of support in areas of need such as the beefing up of drug supply in health facilities manned by ZAF officers so that service delivery is enhanced to both staff and the surrounding communities.
The ZAF Commander has since welcomed the move by the Ministry to establish an Air Ambulance service noting that it will increase the speed of delivery.
The Minister was accompanied by Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary In-Charge of Administration Kennedy Malama and Directors from MoH.