8 new military ambulances for better response

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THE MEDICAL Services of the Royal Brunei Land Forces (RBLF) yesterday received eight new military ambulances to modernise and enhance its medical emergency responsiveness and efficiency.

In a handing-over ceremony, the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih Abdullah received the ambulances from two local transport suppliers at the First Battalion Parade Square in the Berakas Garrison.

The Ministry of Defence (MinDef) in a statement said the procurement of the new domestic ambulances was aimed to replace the current ageing fleet.

“The Battlefield Ambulances will be an add-on to the current military defence capability in support of military forces in operations beyond urban terrain,” the statement read.

“The modern medical equipment with competent skillful personnel plays a critical, life-saving role in the work of the military as it directly supports defence, security and movements into and out of the not so accessible parts of the country.”

The modernisation can address the medical emergency response challenges faced by RBAF and represents RBAF’s military equipment modernisation to enhance its responsiveness and efficiency.

“This will thus assist own forces towards better and quicker response to difficult medical emergency situations,” the statement read.

QAF Motor Group Sdn Bhd represented by General Manager Roger Fletcher supplied four Battle Field Ambulances. Grand Motors Sdn Bhd represented by Executive Director Pg Hj Abd Qahar Pg Sanggamara Diraja Major General (Rtd) Pg Hj Ibnu Basith supplied four Domestic Ambulances.

Also in attendance in the ceremony were Services Commanders, Commander of Joint Forces Headquarters, Commandants, Military Directors, Senior Officers, RBAF Chief Medical Officer and staffs of the Medical Services Reception (MRS), RBLF.

The Brunei Times