DILI, 07 november 2023 (TATOLI) – Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through Partnership for Human Development (PhD) handed over emergency medical equipment to the National Service of Ambulance and Medical Emergency (SNAEM.IP).
First aid kits, equipment, and products were given to support SNAEM’s services, including first aid bags, medical air compressors, nebulizers, and external defibrillators with monitors.
“This support is intended to help our National Ambulance Service provide adequate services for the transport of seriously ill people to hospitals,” said DFAT’s Nutrition Manager, Antoninho Perreira, at SNAEM.IP in Dili.
He added that the Australian government is committed to continuing to support Timor-Leste through various forms of assistance: “We hope that this medical equipment will improve SNAEM.IP’s services.”
At the same place, the Director of SNAEM.IP, Hortêncio Sarmento, thanked the Australian government for supporting the medical equipment.
Sarmento emphasised that SNAEM.IP has now been equipped with the necessary medical equipment, which is crucial for improving the country’s emergency medical services.
“The equipment will help our ambulance teams to provide a timely emergency medical response to save lives,” he said.
Sarmento said that in times of crisis, when every second counts, ambulance teams are the unsung heroes of healthcare.
He stressed that the equipment would help the first responders ready to rush to the scene to provide critical care and save lives.
Ambulance teams play a pivotal role in ensuring the well-being of individuals facing medical emergencies.
Journalist: Camilio de Sousa
Editor: Filomeno Martins