Health News Thu, 15 Aug 2019

We will honour one constituency one ambulance promise by end of year - Health Minister

Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu has assured Ghanaians that the government is committed to ensuring that it keeps its promise of distributing 275 ambulances across all Constituencies in the country.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the run up to the 2016 elections disclosed in their manifesto that should they be elected, they will procure ambulances for all 275 Constituencies.

Speaking on the Presidents tour of the Upper East Region, he confirmed that the government will be the end of the year distribute the ambulances to all the 275 constituency in order to ensure quality health delivery in the country.

“By close of the year we should have completed distributing close to 275 ambulances to all districts of this country and I hope you will benefit.

That will help us carry people and pregnant women who are about to deliver they are referred to district hospitals without maternal challenge” he emphasized.

Ghana currently has 55 working ambulances which is woefully inadequate to cater for the medical needs of the citizenry.

A situation which adversely affects the efficient delivery of health care in the nation.

It will be recalled that the previous regime procured some ambulances but they were deemed as not fit for purpose.

Source: ghanaguardian.com