Crime

RUKUNGIRI DRIVER TO FACE ARREST OVER MISUSE OF AN AMBULANCE

By Innocent Atuganyira

RUKUNGIRI: Emmanuel Ainebyoona the spokesperson at the ministry of health has asked the Rukungiri district officials to take action on the driver who misused the ambulance registration number UG 3797 as provided in the public service standing orders.

”Our attention has been drawn to a photo of an ambulance registration number UG 3797 that is making rounds on social media,” he said yesterday.

Ainebyona also said the ambulance vehicle is managed by the Rukungiri District local government.

”Apparently the vehicle had taken a patient to Ntungamo and on return the driver loaded the pineapples as seen in the picture. Such behavior is the reason why the government has taken on the centralization of the ambulance management into a National Ambulance servicem,” he asserted.

The relations officer also noted that the misuse of the ambulance goes against Permanent Secretary guidelines to Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) on proper use of ambulances.

”We assure the public and all stakeholders that measures are being taken to bring the culprits to book and also ensure that this abuse which is not isolated is stopped once and for all,” he assured the public.

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He also applauded the vigilant public that captured the abuse and circulated it assuring that disciplinary measures will be taken and the public will be informed accordingly.

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