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32 Tricycle Ambulances handed over to MMDAs in Northern Region

The Northern Regional Minister Alhaji Shani Alhassan Shaibu has handed over 32 tricycles ambulances to the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Northern Region.

Each Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies will receive two each of the tricycles ambulances to compliment the already existing ambulances at their various jurisdictions.

The tricycles ambulances were procured by the Northern Development Authority (NDA) to augment health care delivery in the five (5) regions of the North.

The Northern Regional Minister made this known at a short ceremony to hand over the tricycle ambulances to the various MMDAs in the region.

He said the initiative is aimed at complementing government efforts towards bringing health care delivery to the door step of the people in the Northern part of Ghana.

He said similar gesture has been extended to the other four regions of the North. “I am sure this same ceremony is happening at the other four regions of the North”.

The Minister noted that, the project by the NDA is a piloted one, and if proven to be efficient, more will be procured for other areas, most especially the deprived communities to enhance health care delivery.

“Even though we have ambulances in all the districts, we still need the services of the tricycle ambulance because of the deprived nature of this part of the country”, he added.

He said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration is committed to providing better health service delivery in rural areas across the country.

The Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive Sule Salifu on behalf of the Dean of the MMDCEs in the region thanked NDA for the gesture saying the tricycle ambulances will be given to the Community-Based Health Planning Services (CHIPS) compounds in the various districts from assessment made.

“As a Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies, we actually have a problem in the CHPS compounds in terms of conveying especially sick people and the pregnant women to the major health facilities, and I think that this will complement the efforts that the government has put in place by providing the districts with ambulances to facilitate the conveyance of sick people to the major health facilities. This actually will be given to the CHPS compounds from the assessment many of us have made”, he said.

Story By: Alhassan Yakubu |www.diamondfmonline.com |Ghana.

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