Hamilton Paramedics services in Canada has donated an ambulance to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Global medic, which deals with disasters and crisis worldwide worked along with this country’s Consul General to Canada, Fitzgerald Huggins in acquiring this retired ambulance that will help support emergency response and health care delivery.
Speaking at an official handing over ceremony last Friday, Mr. Huggins said that other supporting agencies such as Ferno and Rowland Emergency Services, provided the equipment, retrofitted and serviced the ambulance to make it ready for duty.
Mr. Huggins said the Mayor of Hamilton has committed to donating another ambulance to St. Vincent and the Grenadines which is to be handed over soon.
Meanwhile, Minister of Health Luke Browne welcomed the donation of the ambulance which he said will aid in strengthening emergency response services here.
The Health Minister said there are currently eight functional ambulances in this country, but this number is expected to increase to about 13 later this year.