The government will procure additional 100 ambulances to augment the fleet of the National Ambulance Service (NAS).
The Minister-designate for Health Mr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, who disclosed this at the passing-out parade of the third batch of Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMTs) at the Paramedic and Emergency Care Training School at Nkenkaasu in the Offinso North District, Ashanti Region, hinted that Parliament had already given the ministry the approval to procure the ambulances.
Mr. Agyeman-Manu said the ambulances would improve pre-hospital emergency care services across the country.
He said the vision of the ministry was to administer, maintain and operate a nationwide comprehensive Emergency Medical Services system to reduce medical emergency related complications and deaths.
To that extent, he said, the government would continue to train emergency health personnel and procure equipment that would aid effective and efficient pre-hospital health care services.
Mr Agyeman-Manu added that the passage of the National Ambulance Service (NAS) Bill by Parliament would also enhance the work of the Service.
In all 128 advanced technicians made up of 89 males and 39 females passed-out at the ceremony.
Emmanuel Buorokuu, ISD