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First Aid Training School And Commercial Ambulance Services Launched

First Aid Training School And Commercial Ambulance Services Launched

The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) has launched a First Aid Training school where people can learn how to give first aid.

In addition to this, the society also launched commercial ambulance services for those who can manage to pay for them. The launch took place on Friday at the headquarters of URCS in Kampala.

Robert Kwesiga, the URCS General Secretary said the past half-decade has been a little turbulent. He, therefore, said it is high time they consider self-sustaining options which include commercializing some services.

“In the last five years or so, we have been trying to get back to our feet. Our main focus moving forward is on sustainability in service delivery, reaching out to those who need our services but also doing it in pragmatic manner. One of the ways to get money is to take advantage of services we give to members of the public but have balance between services we give to the vulnerable and going commercial,” Kwesiga said.

He further said they have organized to see to it that ambulances can earn them some income from those who need the service. Furthermore, he explained that free services to the vulnerable will remain in place going forward.

He said that since they now have two different fleets, they will all be marked uniquely to avoid any confusion.

The state-of-the-art first aid training school will give international training services to members of the public. These will attain skills in giving first aid to anyone who needs it.

Those who go to the school will have to pay for the services as this is also another way for the society to make money for self-sustenance.

“We have bought more training equipment such that we train with modern and right tools at our state-of-the-art first aid training school,” Kwesiga said.

The society revealed intentions to have training schools in all regions of the country.

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