The Ministry of Health has gotten a donation of two ambulances. The ambulances, which are provided through the efforts of the Chicago-based Superior Ambulance Service, were hand over to the Minister of Health Pablo Marin over the weekend during the annual Chicago Belize Day in the Park Celebration. George Heinecan was one of the persons who worked to secure the ambulances for donation to Belize.
The Chicago Belize Day in the Park is part of activities organized by the Belize Educational Fund to raise funds to assist charitable organizations or individuals both in Belize and in the United States. Among the recipients of assistance since the inception of the Belize Educational Fund back in 2006 are the Guinea Grass Roman Catholic School, the Cornerstone Foundation, Salvation Army and Stella Maris Schools in Belize City.
Controversy surrounds donation of ambulances to Belize
In August of this year Love News reported on a donation of two ambulances that was to be stationed at Southern Regional Hospital. The donation came about through the efforts of the All People Foundation based in Chicago. Today Rodney Nunez of the Foundation called in to Love FMís Morning Show to say that they have been unable to move the ambulances to Belize.
Joseph Guerrero from the Foundation also shared his views on the inability of the foundation to achieve its goal of getting the ambulances to Belize.
Doctor Peter Allen is the CEO in the Ministry of Health.
Contrary to what was expressed this morning, Dr. Allen said there are no plans to send the ambulances to any other part of the country as they were specifically handed over for Dangriga. Sharon Ramclam is the General Manager of Belize Natural Energy and she told Love News they have been doing their best in trying to get the ambulances to Belize at the cheapest cost.