‘Red Bus’ to boost Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 response
The Ministry of Health and Wellness has acquired a new vehicle retrofitted to transport a maximum of six people on low-flow oxygen supply.
The white semi-ambulance coach has been nicknamed “The Red Bus” because it transports people clinically categorised as ‘red’ or being in need of urgent care. It is the newest addition to the Ministry’s COVID-19 response programme.
A statement from the ministry today said that the Red Bus will assist in getting people who are hypoxic (deprived of adequate oxygen in their tissues) out of communities and to treatment in the required time.
There will be trained clinical staff on the bus to monitor the clients being transported. Members of the public are advised that, if contacted, they will be collected for transport to isolation facilities for care, and should have their personal belongings packed when the bus arrives. (MHW/BGIS)