His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the government has taken delivery of 48 out of over 275 ambulances expected to help boost healthcare delivery in the country’s hospitals according to a Citi Newsroom report.
Nana Akufo-Addo said the rest are expected to arrive in the country next month for onward distribution to hospitals in every constituency.
The arrival of the ambulances fulfills a key campaign promise the president made prior to getting elected in 2016; he promised all 275 constituencies an ambulance each. Nana Akufo Addo and the NPP in the run-up to the 2016 election promised to provide every constituency with an ambulance following public complaints of non-availability of ambulances in the country.
The NPP also promised to revamp the ailing National Ambulance Service, which as of 2018 had only about 55 ambulances working across the country.
Speaking at the induction of some 378 newly trained medical doctors in Accra, President Nana-Akufo-Addo also disclosed that the next batch of ambulances will arrive in the country by the first week of October 2019.
He also added that all 300 procured ambulances will be in the country by the end of the year.