The Sagnarigu Municipal Assembly has yesterday took delivery of a new ambulance to augment emergency health care delivery services in the Municipality.
The Ambulance delivered under the 1 constituency 1 Ambulance policy will provide efficient and timely delivery of emergency services to the injured and the sick in the area.
The NPP government in 2018 initiated the process to provide 275 ambulances to all constituencies in the country to boost the operations of the National Ambulance Service.
The Municipal Chief Executive of the Sagnarigu, Hon Iddrisu Mariam who received the ambulance and paramedics at the Assembly premises said, the Ambulance will go a long way to help improve emergencies cases in the Municipality.
“This afternoon, Sagnarigu Municipality took delivery of an Ambulance as part of government’s 1 District 1 Ambulance policy. The Ambulance service will respond to the medical emergencies within the Sagnarigu Municipality.
Indeed, Nana Addo and the NPP are a blessing to Ghana”. She wrote on her facebook wall
The medical emergencies and disasters that have occurred over the years have strongly highlighted the need for Ghana to initiate an Emergency Medical service. In 1999 President Kufour in his Sessional Address emphasized the urgent need for ambulance services as part of the emergency response system . In May 9th 2001, the necessity became unfortunately clear with the Accra Sports stadium disaster, in which 126 people lost their lives. Thus in 2004 the Ministry of Health (MOH) in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior established the seven (7) pilot ambulance stations.
The core mandate of National Ambulance Service, (NAS), is to provide efficient and timely pre-hospital emergency medical care to the sick and the injured and transport them safely to health facilities.