AMS launched its new vehicles, funded by De Beers. This sponsorship will complement the services delivered by AMS to the community of the Northern Cape.
The support vehicles will be used to transport medical teams to rural areas when the AMS aircraft cannot land due to bad weather thereby preventing the cancellation of much needed clinics.
Presently, the services are provided to areas with a landing strip in close proximity to the hospitals so that health care providers can be flown in and out on daily visits. However,the availability of airstrips limits access to the AMS services. It has become evident that there is a need for a ground support unit. This will however only be undertaken in areas where the distances travelled are not too great.
Photographer: Paul Job