Ghana to introduce law to improve efficiency of ambulance service


The government of Ghana is preparing to lay a bill before parliament to improve the efficiency of ambulance service in the country, Ghanaian president Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.

The president said the proposed law would deal with the persistent challenges of inadequate staffing, relative nonexistent dispatch system, lack of dedicated source of funding, as well as inadequate infrastructure at the paramedic and emergency care training school within the system.

He said the bill, which was at cabinet consideration level, would be forwarded to parliament for consideration and enactment shortly.

When passed, the bill will transform the ambulance service into an integrated ambulance management system with a digitized state-of-the-art ambulance dispatch management system integrated with the country’s digital address system, said Akufo-Addo.

“The system will also allow the ambulances, when dispatched, to navigate without difficulty, using the dispatch system in the ambulance straight to the caller,” he added. Enditem

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