Eric Kwakye Darfour, the Eastern Regional Minister, has told the Municipal District Chief Executives (MMDCES) in the Region to support the Ghana Ambulance Service with basic logistics including fuel to facilitate the work of the service.
He made the statement after he dispatched thirty-three ambulances to all the 33 constituencies in the region. The 33 ambulances are the Eastern Region’s share of the 307 ambulances commissioned by the government to provide emergency health services in Ghana.
“It should be noted that One-Constituency-One Ambulance program is funded by Ministry of Special Development Initiative and forms part of budgetary allocation of one million US dollar per constituency,” the minister stated.
The Regional chief pharmacist, Mr. Leslie Vanderpuije, speaking on behalf of the Regional Director Health Services, thanked the government for such intervention. He said as stakeholder in the the health delivery, ambulance plays a critical role in saving people’s lives.
The Regional Manager of the Ghana Ambulance Service, Mr. Michael Ganni, on his part, also expressed his gratitude to government and the president in particular for the massive investment in the services. He assured that all the 274 staffs in the region will work hard to justify the investment made.
He also promised to take care of the facility to prolong its usability and ensure value for money.