Govt. buys 12 ambulances for Lilongwe-Blantyre road accidents

Government has bought 12 fully equipped ambulances for road accident victims along the Lilongwe-Blantyrre road.

Malango: Donors have pledged

Ministry of Health spokesperson Joshua Malango has confirmed that the government has bought the emergency ambulances which will give first aid to ever rising road accidents on the M1 road.

“We have trained over 400 medics and 89 paramedics who will be full time on the road to give emergency help to those involved in an accident on the road,” he said.

Malango said some donors have pledged to buy 300 fully equipped ambulances for the other roads after the pilot phase ends in 2027.

He also revealed that those involved in the road accident on the road can just dial 118 and the ambulances which will be placed in strategic places will be on the spot.

The Lilongwe-Blantyre road which is the main road has seen some of the worst road accidents in the country and most of the victims lost their lives before reaching the Kamuzu central hospital, the main referral hospital in central region.

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KOMAI
KOMAI
3 years ago

is it the government bought the ambuances or the world bank researchers?because the world bank they are the training some medic for the same program and bought some ambulances to work on that project unless if it is another project.

Achiswe
3 years ago

Certainly a step in the right direction. But what about tackling the cause of all these accidents? The roads themselves are inferior and conducive to accidents. Also the drivers themselves need further education on how to drive safely. It would also help if there were more signs to warn of speeding and overtaking. Pedestrians too need to be made more aware of the dangers of walking beside roads and of not taking sufficient care of their animals and livestock. Oh, and what about cyclists riding in the dark or pushing a bicycle loaded with market produce in the dark with… Read more »

mpayike
mpayike
3 years ago

This is very stupid! work on the condition of roads first. The roads are a death trap. Treat and fix the cause and not the symptoms

THE LOUISTO
THE LOUISTO
3 years ago

Good use of my tax, consider preventive measures as well

Che Wanimiliyoni
Che Wanimiliyoni
3 years ago

The LL-BT section of the M1 is indeed a death trap. Every time I reach my destination after using this section I thank heavens. The road is busy with all sorts of users but small and rough edged.
My plea to govt is to seriously consider adding overtaking lanes alternating every 2km so that those in a hurry know where they will be free to do the overtaking. Go and study how the South Africans did it on N1 road.

Shack
Shack
3 years ago

How about fixing the roads? Make them wider and fix potholes! Bad roads are the main cause of these accidents and the response is buying ambulances? This is kind of backward thinking. Sooner or later you will say there’s no fuel to run these ambulances just like the generator-gate.. Really stupid!

Dankalamizu
Dankalamizu
3 years ago
Reply to  Shack

Really stupid and foolish setting of course. It’s like making lots of mortuaries in preventing the overcrowding of carcasses in hospitals instead of buying effective drugs and medical apparatus!!!!!

Komabe kaya ndi ma donors kaya what-what uko……….. tikudziwabe kuti 3 months yatsalayi we can even be promised an electric train 🚉

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