PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry and Transport Ministry are working together to improve driving skills of ambulance drivers and train them to be safety conscious.
Both ministries formalised the agreement at a signing ceremony on Tuesday. The event was witnessed by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba and Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
Speaking to reporters after the event, Dr Adham said the partnership was to instil in ambulance drivers a culture of prioritising road safety and maintenance.
He said the cooperation was timely as the Emergency Ordinance had seen more vehicles mobilised to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic to take patients from home to hospital or transfer patients to Covid-19 hospitals.
Wee said the partnership would help improve ambulance services.
He said ambulance drivers could learn much from the experience of the Road Transport Department and the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research.