- The PRO of the Ghana Ambulance Service has stated that the country needs a minimum of five air ambulances
- This would help to combat service delivery in the country
- It will also help combat emergencies in remote and hard to reach areas of the country
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The Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Ambulance Service, Simon Yusif Kawula, has stated that, the country needs a minimum of five air ambulances.
According to him, this would help to combat emergencies in remote areas of the country.
In a report filed by StarrNews, Kawula said the ambulance service has been requesting air ambulances for several years but the government is yet to respond to them.
He also asked patients who were not in critical condition to secure a bed at hospitals before they place a call to the Service to transport them.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Ambulance Service, this is to ensure that the patient is not stranded over lack of bed at the hospitals they are being transported to.
In other news, some Chiefs in the Central region are angry about government's decision to destroy on-site galamsey equipment.
In a report filed by StarrNews, the chiefs have called on the government to stop burning their excavators.
They rather want the government to use the seized excavators to fix the deplorable roads in the region.
According to the Chiefs, the burning of excavators seized by the anti-galamsey taskforce won’t solve the galamsey menace the country is facing.
Meanwhile, officers of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) manning the country’s entry points as part of Operation Calm Life have withdrawn from the operation, YEN.com.gh has gathered.
The officers were deployed to areas such as Elubo, Akanu, Laklebi, Saboba, and Hamile as part of the government’s effort to clamp down on criminal activities along the country’s entry points.
They withdrew from Operation Calm Life in protest of the government’s moves to cut their daily stipends by a whopping 50%, Starrfm.com.gh reported.
“There is no accommodation, there is no food, so we have to look for our own accommodation, feed ourselves based on what they give us, based on the ration [money] they give us,” one of the officers told Starr News on condition of anonymity.
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