Former Deputy Communications Minister, Felix Kwakye Ofosu

Former Deputy Minister of Communication, Felix Kwakye Ofosu says the ruling party New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) supply of ambulances to the state covers a minute part of the nation’s health value chain.

According to him, the provision of about 305 ambulances cannot be compared to the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) contribution to the entire healthcare sector of the nation.

“When you buy 300 ambulances and you do little else, you cannot say you have done more than the previous government. So with the delivery of healthcare sector, Professor Mills bought 127 ambulances. If, by the time that President Akufo Addo came 55 were left, it simply means some of them have broken down”.

According to Mr Ofosu Kwakye, buying 300 ambulances cannot be compared with the NDC’s track record in the health sector of building “a teaching hospital, a 650-bed hospital, the one has provided a 420-bed regional hospital, the one that has 22 polyclinics, 14 district hospitals and the one that has 1600 CHPS compounds”.

He added: “How do you term that with 300 ambulances you have done well than the previous party. It simply will not make sense and that will be an illogical argument.

He was speaking on a debate on the nation’s infrastructure on JoyNews.