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Jamaica gets six new ambulances from Japan

Published:Friday | March 20, 2015 | 3:52 PM

Jamaica’s medical emergency response system has been bolstered with the addition of six new ambulances.

The vehicles were donated by the Government of Japan, through its Grass Roots Human Security Project.

The Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, said three of the ambulances will be assigned to Kingston while the others will be deployed to St. Mary.

He said the donation will strengthen the existing fleet, and help in timely responses to the needs of Jamaicans.

He pointed out that between 2012 and 2014, the Government bought 19 new ambulances for the public health system.

Dr. Ferguson added that the health ministry, with support from the CHASE Fund, will soon purchase 16 additional units.