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 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)