- The National Ambulance Service have taken delivery of 307 ambulances from the government
- President Akufo-Addo handed over 307 ambulances in fulfilment of the NPP's one constituency-one ambulance initiative
- But the National Ambulance Service says patients will have to pay for non-emergency use of the ambulance
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The Deputy Director in Charge of Operations at the National Ambulance Service, Foster Ansong-Bridja has revealed that Ghanaians who will require the service of ambulances for non-emergency situations will pay for fuel.
According to Mr. Ansong-Bridjan the monies collected will be used to support and sustain the NAS.
He however noted that patients who can’t afford to pay will not be forced.
“With the Ambulance Service, we say that our services are free, as far as emergencies are concerned. The only time that we expect someone to pay for something is when you are in a hospital and you are being asked to go and do a diagnostic investigation, like a CT scan which is not an emergency.”
“We have to sustain the service. It means that something must be paid for the fueling of the vehicle for that particular case. That doesn’t mean we are charging. But when really the persons cannot afford, we will not insist that the person must, at all cost, pay,” he said in an interview with Citi News.
President Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 commissioned new 307 ambulances for onward distribution to all constituencies in the country.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that it was an atmosphere of grief and sorrow when former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Alex Mould and his family held the final funeral rites for the daughter, Elvina Nah Densua Mould.
The late Elvina Nah Densua Mould will be put to rest on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at the Gethsemane Memorial Garden in East Legon, Accra.
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