Sea am­bu­lances

Southasia - - BRIEFINGS -

The govern­ment of the Mal­dives will in­tro­duce a sea am­bu­lance ser­vice within two months. The ser­vice will be ini­tially launched in four re­gions and ex­panded to 23 zones later, cov­er­ing the en­tire coun­try. Speed boats, cur­rently used by the Min­istry of Health, the Mal­dives Po­lice Ser­vices and the Mal­dives Na­tional De­fense Force, are to be con­verted into ‘ seaam­bu­lances’ which will be equipped with nec­es­sary health ser­vices.

The ser­vice will be­gin with a govern­ment-al­lo­cated budget, but will de­pend on fund­ing from the United Na­tions and the Red Cres­cent.

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