The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has questioned government’s purchase of 307 new ambulances in the absence of corresponding health facilities.

John Mahama in a Facebook live interaction wondered where government expected sick persons to be taken for treatment when health facilities started during his tenure, have not been completed.

“All the hospitals that were being built to improve access to health care, you have brought them to a standstill and instead you are glorifying and distributing ambulances.

“Where do ambulances take sick people, they take them to hospitals and so your priority should be to finish the hospitals so that if an accident happens and they pick the patient, you have a good facility to send them to,” he added.

Mr Mahama said the new ambulances would have made a better impact if the hospitals he started in Fomena, Kumawu, Abetifi, Bekwai, Tepa, Upper West, Bolgatanga and other parts of the country, had been completed.

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday handed 307 brand new ambulances to the Health Ministry following a grand ceremony at the Black Star Square in Accra.

Fitted with advanced life support equipment and tracking devices, the ambulances will be distributed to all the 275 constituencies in the country.