The Special Development Initiatives Ministry says proper management structures are being put in place to ensure that the distribution of ambulances to the various constituencies which is done without effectively.

They added that government has spent a fortune in purchasing the ambulances as such it is only proper that measures are put in place for the effective management and sustainability of the ambulances before distribution commences in January.

Their statement, which was posted on their Facebook page Friday, was in reponse to Minority in Parliament’s demand that government distributes over 40 ambulances procured and parked in front of Parliament House in Accra.

According to Minority, while the ambulances sit idle, the number of Ghanaians who die due to non-availability of ambulances continue to rise.

The Ministry, therefore, released an update on work being done concerning the procurement and distribution of ambulances for constituencies.

They say government has procured 307 ambulances, of which 96 ambulances have arrived in the country and about 40 more are on the high sea heading to Ghana.

The remaining ambulances are expected to arrive before the year ends.

The Ministry says, of the 96 ambulances in the country, 48 are yet to be cleared at the port. The cleared 48  parked at the State House are undergoing registration and installation of trackers for proper monitoring of their movement when they are finally distributed.

They added that, receiving points are being set up in all 275 constituencies to receive the ambulances and 500 paramedics to manage the ambulances are expected to complete their training at the National Ambulance Service before the year ends.

The first batch of nurses is expected to graduate next week Friday.

Government purchased the ambulances, when it became apparent that only 55 ambulances serve the entire country of 30 million people.

 

 

 

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