Kiwanis Club of Vanuatu have been proud to support the life-saving work of the ProMedical emergency ambulance and rescue service for over twelve years. This week, members were delighted to present their latest cheque for VT350,000 to ProMedical Manager Angie Devi and her team. The funds represented part of the proceeds from the Kiwanis’ annual Melbourne Cup lunch.
Following the cheque presentation, Ms Devi took club members on a tour of ProMedical’s facilities, during which they were able to see first-hand the 24/7 call handling centre at the ambulance station and to be briefed on the impressive range of equipment carried on Promedical’s ambulances.
This included trauma bags, an automatic machine to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation and obstetric supplies. Senior paramedic Mick Benjamin noted that this level of kit would not be found on any other ambulance in the Pacific.
Speaking with Kiwanis Club members at the cheque handover ceremony, Ms Devi noted that ProMedical was reliant on member subscriptions as well as donations, like the one from Kiwanis. She encouraged companies, individuals and families to ensure their annual subscriptions were up to date to help enable ProMedical to continue their essential work in our community.