Thursday, 31 July 2014

Three vehicle was handed over to the POLYCLINIC II in San Pedro

On Friday July 25th three health support vehicles were handed over to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II. The tuk-tuks, as they are commonly referred to, are a part of a donation made to the Government of Belize by the government of Dubai, United Emirates in April.

According to Bowen and Bowen a single three wheeled is valued each at $11, 538.  The health support vehicles throughout the country was valued at $300,000 Belize Dollars. The three wheeled motor-cycled comes with an attached covered unit equipped with seating and a stretcher to transport patients. The vehicles will not be used as a replacement for conventional ambulance but will support assistance with our partners at health promotion events, social events, mobile clinics use and home visits.

The Ministry is giving its pleasure to minister Heredia, the Attorney General Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Wilfred Elrington for the support in this initiative. The vehicle's where handed over  were present Minister Heredia Jr. along with Mayor of San Pedro Town Daniel Guerrero and other members of the town council. On hand to receive the much anticipated vehicles were Polyclinic Administrator Owen Vellos, Dr. Javier Zuniga and volunteer emergency medical technician (EMT), Alex Parmelee.

Alex Parmalee will be in the voluntary in charge for training volunteers in the community those who wants to contribute their services to the clinic and working on establishing a San Pedro Emergency Medical Service (EMS). He work for more than 20 year's of experience within the ambulance in the US. 

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