- The national ambulance service has called on the general public to respect emergency sirens to save lives
- The management of the services added that people should treat the siren sounds with great importance
The management of the National Ambulance Service has asked the general public to respect the sirens of emergency vehicles in the country.
According to them, the majority of road users do not respect sirens of emergency vehicles on Ghana’s roads, a situation they say delays timely health care delivery.
Speaking in an interview with Citi News the Eastern Regional Administrative Manager of the National Ambulance Service, Michael Daani Dimongso called on the public recognise emergency sirens to help save lives of people in distress.
“Sometimes the public hear the siren of the ambulance and other emergency vehicles, yet they do not pay attention to it, no one will just put on the siren if there is no emergency so we are entreating the public to pay particular attention whenever they hear or see the ambulance, fire tender or other emergency vehicles,” he said.
Daani also indicated that the intensive traffic congestion in the urban areas also obstructs their activities.
“We experience huge blockages especially on market days, and anytime there are activities ongoing in town, and emergency vehicles are asking for way sometimes people misconstrue and say that this is the attitude of these emergency caregivers but it is not true," he noted.
He added that is no way the fire service will be blaring their sirens same as the police, army or the national ambulance service without any good course of really using the emergency protocols.
He however advocated for increased awareness on the appropriate ways to responding to ambulances on the road in emergencies.
Daani further called for an intensive education to sensitize the general public about the need to adhere to emergency sirens.
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