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University launches state-of-the-art ambulance to enhance service delivery 

Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) has launched a state-of-the-art ambulance that will help the County and national governments in health support and management in line with the universal healthcare agenda.

The ambulance is equipped with the latest life support systems including advanced airway management and monitoring equipment, a defibrillator, and a ventilator which will allow the university’s medical personnel to provide the best healthcare in the region.

Speaking during the launch, the University’s Vice-Chancellor Prof. Romanus Odhiambo said the move to acquire the ambulance was in line with their mandate to safeguard the health and promote the well-being of human beings essential to sustainable development.

“As a university, we have a responsibility to our community, country, and the whole world to provide health solutions. We cannot forget the problems we faced during the Covid-19 pandemic when people could not access health facilities on time; with the launch of the ambulance such issues are taken care of,” said Odhiambo.

He said the aim of the university is to save more lives and improve patient outcomes by providing the right care at the right time, a role that will be enhanced by the availability of the ambulance.

This, he said, resonates with the university’s mandate to play a proactive role in the health of the community, the country, and the world at large.

“We have also invested in the latest communication and navigation systems to ensure the ambulance responds quickly and efficiently to emergencies and enables the health practitioners to communicate with other emergency service providers in real-time,” said Odhiambo.

He said that the ambulance will make a difference in the lives of the people in the community starting from the students and everybody around, adding that the ambulance will also enhance the training of medical students in emergency medical technology.

On July 4, last year, the university launched a medical research centre whose core mandate is to create better healthcare opportunities as well as accentuate the government’s commitment to improving the welfare of the country’s health sector for better services to Kenyans.

“So today, we are celebrating this new addition to our university, region, and the community, and let us remain committed to continually providing the highest level of healthcare to those in need,” said Odhiambo.

He also appealed to the community and health facilities around to make use of the ambulance in advancing proper healthcare to mankind.

By Dickson Mwiti


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