The Minister of Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu has noted his is relief following the commissioning and distribution of some 307 ambulances procured under the Akufo Addo administration for emergency healthcare delivery across the country’s 275 constituencies .
During his inaugural speech at the Black Star Square, Mr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu bemoaned how he was chastised by sectors across the nation on the delivery his department’s readiness to introduce the use of drone in medical assistance whereas many lives were continuously lost in road accidents due to the lack of ambulances for emergency care.
The Sector minister subtly noted calling on the President of the Republic, “Today, I’ll sleep,” indicating his Joy as this dream is finally realized.
The commissioning of the 307 ambulances which was held on Tuesday January 28, 2020 comes off after it was earlier postponed from January 6, 2020 over claims of the installation of tracking device and training of some Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).
Prior the commissioning, the government had received some backlash on the unnecessary delays in distributing the said ambulances particularly, by the largest opposition party,, the NDC. This, the President replied his intention for all the ambulances to be made available before distribution.