The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has revealed that the 275 ambulances the government has acquired for all the 275 constituencies in the country will be digitally managed to ensure efficiency in managing and maintaining them.
Speaking at the NPP’s National Delegates Conference in Accra on Sunday, Dr. Bawumia said the problem of inadequate ambulances in the country is being addressed by the government of Nana Akufo-Addo under thee] One Constituency, One Ambulance, and all is set for the ambulances to be distributed in the first week of January.
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“The lack of ambulances is being addressed by the President. We are introducing One Constituency, One Ambulance and on January the 6th, the President will handover 275 ambulances to 275 Constituencies,” said Dr. Bawumia.
“We are not just going to release the ambulances. We are going to manage them digitally. This will be the first national ambulance service that is going to do digital management of all the ambulances.”
“We are going to track each ambulance so we will know, sitting in Accra where each ambulance is in the country and then we will follow the maintenance of the ambulances.”
The Vice President also revealed that work has been completed on the integration of a special emergency number, 112 with the digital address system to enable easier identification and access to addresses by the police, ambulance and fire service during emergencies.
“We have now completed work to integrate this 112 number with our digital postal address system and that means that, when you are in difficulty and you call an emergency number; police, fire service or ambulance, they will know exactly the address from which you are calling this number starting next month.
“Sometimes you may have a problem and you cannot speak on the phone but when you call the police, they will know that there is an emergency at this particular number and they will come.”
“We brought the number 112 when we came into office. Ghana is now one of the few countries in the world with this technology in place.”