Gov’t procures 307 Ambulances to improve healthcare

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In fulfillment of its campaign promise to supply each constituency in the country with an ambulance, the government has procured 307 Ambulances, Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has said.

According to him, the Ambulances were procured as part of the government’s effort to help improve healthcare in the country.

“We have procured 307 ambulances to assist healthcare delivery in the country…,” he said while presenting the 2020 budget statement on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday.

His statement confirms an earlier one by the Special Initiative Minister, Hawa Koomson that the Ambulances for the constituencies are already for distribution.

She claimed that the government will commence the distribution of the Ambulances in 2020, which happens to be an election year.

The first 48 ambulances, which arrived months ago are parked at the forecourt of the Parliament House in Accra.

Many, including Members of Parliament, have questioned the delay in the distribution of the ambulances which are in short supply in health centres across the country.

Currently, there are less than 100 functional ambulances operating in some parts of the country and it has forced many people to resort to the use of either commercial or private vehicles as ambulances to convey injured or sick persons to hospitals during an emergency.

Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com

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