The Brazilian government donated an ambulance to Suriname as a contribution to health care. The purchase of this vehicle went through the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Food Program. The vehicle has been in our country since August 2020, but still had to be supplied according to Surinamese standards.
The new Brazilian Ambassador to our country, Raphael Azeredo, made the gesture on behalf of his government to Minister of Health Amar Ramadhin. The Minister received the keys on this occasion. The vehicle was then handed over to the Paramaribo University Hospital (AZP), which will deploy the ambulance for the interior in partnership with the Medical Mission. The handover took place on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 on the AZP grounds.
Herman Jintie, director of the Suriname Medical Mission Foundation, says it is a high-tech ambulance that will be monitored by AZP. In addition to this donation, the Medical Mission has several ambulances available, which can be deployed from several locations such as Pokigron, Brownsweg and the Paramaribo Coordination Center.
The director expressed the hope that in the future his organization could also have access to an ambulance boat, with which the services of the medical mission will be further improved.
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