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Mar 1, 2011

Community ambulance service to start this year


H. E. John Mahama, the Vice-President, has announced that a community ambulance service programmed to offer ambulance service throughout the country will begin in September, this year.

He explains that 161 ambulances, which will be positioned at strategic communities, are, therefore, being imported to augment the current fleet to support the programme and also to reduce maternal mortality to a significant level.

 The Veep made this announcement at Bole, when he visited the Bole District Hospital as part of his two-day working visit to the district, saying that government is putting measures in place to improve the patient-doctor ratio.

 He added that government is in discussions with the Cuban Government to send more medical personnel to help their Ghanaian counterparts to man the various health facilities in the district.

 Mr. Mahama also announced that a strategic plan to minimise mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS is underway and appealed to the members of the community to co-operate with health personnel posted to the area.

 Source : ISD