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Government To Buy Additional 112 Ambulances

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Parliament has approved € 18, 815,000.00 loan agreement between the government of Ghana and Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt to finance the supply of ambulances, related training and maintenance services.
The procurement of One Hundred and Twelve (112)  ambulances with the cost of €18,815,000.00 for the National Ambulances Services will support the country’s health system to function effectively.
 Its will take the country 7 years for repayment.
As government is implementing the effective emergency medical services to improved the country’s emergency response, there is an  needs excess of one thousand (1000) ambulances to be able to provide per- hospital care and handle inter- facility transfers.
Although, government through the ministry of special initiatives has procured and distribute a total of 307 ambulances across the country.
Speaking in favor of the loan agreement, the member of parliament (MP) Berekum East Constituency and also the chairman for health committee in parliament, Hon. Twum Nuamah stated that, government is working seriously in the health sector to improve emergency and interventions in the country.
He added that each region will get additional one (1).
The member of parliament (MP) for Tamale South Constituency who double as minority leader,Hon.Haruna Iddrisu contributing for the approval of the loan stated that the scope of the 112 ambulances project is made of 20 Mercedes Benz Sprinter VS 30 intensive care ambulances and 92 Mercedes Benz Sprinter VS 30 basic life support ambulances which he demand the unit cost of each ambulances and also call for the grantees for value of money.
BACKGROUND

The President of the 4th republic of Ghana,  Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo  on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, commissioned and distributed 307 ambulances procured to help augment operations of the National Ambulance Service ( NAS) .

“Government is committed to ensuring an effective Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to help improve our country’s emergency response capabilities,” the president said.

The new ambulances are to be distributed in all 275 constituencies in Ghana in fulfillment of the government’s 2016 election campaign to help improve emergency healthcare delivery.

Source: Philomena Kuntu Blankson – Myghanamedia.com ( Parliament – Reporter)

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