The Ministry of Health installs National Communication System

The Ministry of Health installed a National Communication System that will facilitate communication during public health emergencies and disasters. The vlcsnap-2013-02-19-18h28m07s33system, installed last week, is located at the Baldy Beacon, Mountain Pine Ridge and will be used to network with Public Health Providers across the country. This is how the system will work: a Digital Repeater, a Digital EOC Head and four VHF Mobile Radio Base Stations will be placed at the Ministry of Health Headquarters in Belmopan and regional offices in Dangriga, Orange Walk and Belize City. During electricity outages, during disasters or emergencies, the system will transmit communication from sites in need of aid to the Emergency Operating Center. Health providers will then be able to respond to these areas in a timely manner. This newly installed system is the first national communications system to be set up by the ministry and was made possible through partnership with the Ministry of Health, Pan American Health Organization and Tenchtronics Communications Limited at a cost of $28,000 BZ.

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