Government has commissioned the national highway patrol ambulance which will ply the Masvingo-Beitbridge route.

The initiative is meant to provide urgent attention to accident scenes on the country’s busiest road.

The national highway patrol ambulance was unveiled at Masvingo’s Ngundu Clinic where it will be stationed.

The ambulance was secured by a local financial institution in partnership with the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) at a cost of US$70 000.

Guest of honour at the event Dr David Parirenyatwa said the ambulance will be a very important asset in providing rapid response to accidents.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development Mr Munesushe Munodawafa said the ambulance is a testimony of public-private partnerships.

The ambulance is equipped with on board medical facilities to provide attention to victims even before admission to a medical facility.

Para-medic staff and two doctors also received training as part of the initiative.