Saturday, 03 September 2011 08:09
As part of efforts to improve and ensure quality health care delivery in the country, the Government has procured for distribution to the National Ambulance Service (NAS), 161 ambulances.
Mr. Yieleh Chireh said NAS was established with the objective of providing Pre-Hospital Care (PHC) to the sick and the wounded as well as convey the sick to health facilities.
He as such stressed the need for NAS to be effectively equipped to ensure productivity.
This was disclosed yesterday by the Minister for Health, Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh, at the passing out ceremony of the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) batch five, at the Fire Academy Training School in Accra.
He noted that in order to improve on Trauma and Emergency Services in the country, the Ministerial Committee on Emergency Medical Service (EMS) has been reconstituted.
Their mandate he said is to oversee the development of an efficient EMS for the country, provide pre-hospital emergency care for accident victims as well as provide stand-by pre-emptive ambulance cover at state functions and other mass gatherings.
The Minister assured the gathering that plans are far advanced by the government to expand NAS to cover 80 district hospitals by the end of the year to provide ready hospitals for grandaunts.
Overall, 209 students graduated, awards were presented to students who excelled in various desciplines. Master Abdul Rahman Tagoe emerged as the best student in Drills, Kennedy Okodie, best in Academics, Mercy Obeng, Commandants Award and Raphael Dikro Overall Best EMT Award.
Source: ISD (Abigail Addo)