The Health Ministry Auditor, Edward Fiawoyife strongly trusts that the commercialising the country’s ambulance service could be the best answer to all its funding woes.

“The most ideal approach to make the Ghana Ambulance Service powerful is to business it”, an Auditor with the Ministry of Health, Edward Fiawoyife, has proposed.

According to him, the greatest test standing up to the Service as of now is insufficient funding.

Of late, a segment of the general population has lamented about the inaccessibility of enough ambulances in the nation to oversee crisis cases.

As of now, the Emergency Response Service is in a desperate circumstance, with more than 29 million nationals being compelled to share only 55 functional ambulances.

Mr. Fiawoyife says the Ambulance Service does not have a solid stream of financing because of the lack of donor support.

He, in this manner, proposed that the commercialisation of the Service could be the best approach.

“So as a country, in the event that we realize that the Ambulance Service that deals with our crisis circumstance, one way or the other, we ought to have a method for financing the emergency vehicle benefit,” he said at the release of a health and education sector corruption impact assessment.

“It will be dealt with by the national medical coverage or the outpatient at the point where you are being released or regardless of whether you bite the dust, when your family is seeking the body, they pay for the service.”

In the mean time, the government has guaranteed that every one of the 275 constituencies all over the nation are given an ambulance each by mid-2019.

This was declared by the Minister of Special Development Initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson a week ago.

As indicated by her, the arrangement of the ambulances has so far been held up because of certain procurement issues.

“It was our goal to try and have our ambulances by close of year [2018], however taking a look at the acquirement procedure, I trust that possibly by the main week in December or in May or June one year from now [2019], the ambulances will be in this nation,” Mrs. Koomson told the press.

She clarified that the obtainment of the ambulances necessitates that the Ministry experiences certain procedures previously which more often than not takes some time to finish.

 

 

Source: Ghanacrusader.com