NAS request for postponement of Commissioning of Ambulances laudable – BPS

The Bureau of Public Safety has commended the National Ambulance Service for its intervention for the President to halt the scheduled distribution of new ambulances to all the constituencies across the country.

The National Ambulance Service, according to BPS sought what is professionally acceptable and best, albeit late in such a “hot political potato throw about”.

In a statement issued by the Executive Director of BPS, Nana Yaw Akwada, on January,06, 2020 said:”We urge it to further dig deeper into issues of everyday running cost for fuel and maintenance. It must further seek utmost clarity and preparedness of recipient constituencies on where these service vehicles will be stationed within the constituencies to ensure efficient deployment upon request.

It added:”These batch of service vehicles are the best by far to be imported into the country and we must do everything necessary to ensure that citizens derive the best of use from them.”

According to the Service, requests for the postponement of the January 6 commissioning had become necessary as “important technical issues need to be “completely addressed before the ambulances can be commissioned and dispatched to the various constituencies.”

In a letter through the Health Ministry to the President signed by Prof Ahmed N. Zakariah the CEO of NAS, said this is to “ensure efficient and effective emergency responses suffered some delays due to unforeseen circumstances.


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