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Premier Mathabatha hands over thirteen Ambulances

By Elvis Tshikhudo and David Mulaudzi

The Premier of Limpopo Mr Chupu Stanley Mathabatha and MEC of Health Mr Ishmael Kgatjepe recently handed over thirteen (13) Ambulances to health care facilities across the province as part of the promise they made to the people of Limpopo in June this year.



According to Premier Mr Mathabatha, the province also awaiting delivery of another 10 ambulances in a space of two weeks from 26 September this year. The last batch of 27 other ambulances is also expected to be delivered to EMS Stations by December this year. Premier Mathabatha said the ambulances should be used to relief the Emergency Medical Services to save more lives. We do not want to read more about these vehicles being used to fetch kids from school to health care facilities. He sternly warned those who are not going to take care of the ambulances to face heavy charges or punishment.

During the 2014/2015 State of the Province Address, Premier Mr Chupu Stanley Mathabatha announced that we have developed a Public Health Turnaround Strategy to be implemented immediately. He said to that effect he announced that they had set aside no less than R145 Million to purchase and repair critical equipment for all hospitals.
He further said said when responding to the issue of the shortage of doctors in on our hospitals, “he committed the government to send no less than 110 Medical Students to Cuba in this financial year, exactly 110 Medical Students sent to Cuba”.

He further mentioned that during the State of the Nation Address, President Zuma announced that, by January 2015, the first intake of medical students would be enrolled at a new medical school at the University of Limpopo. Mathabatha on behalf of the Provincial Government announced that they will be offering bursaries to these first intakes of medical students.