Four hundred and ninety-five newly trained Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) have surpassed out from the Paramedic and Emergency Care Training School (PECTS) at a colorful parade at Nkenkaasu within the Offinso North District of the Ashanti Region.
The graduands, who were the 9th batch of the Emergency Medical Technicians, have been trained to offer pre-medical institution emergency care to coincidence victims, delivery coincidence sufferers from the scene of a coincidence to the right health facility, and offer standby emergency cover at mass public meetings.
They have additionally obtained schooling in emergency and medical services in times of disaster or mass casualty incidents, and assist in the status quo and operation of make-shift hospitals for the duration of mass casualty situations.
The Reviewing Officer for the parade became the Minister for Health and Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu.
Addressing the gathering, Hon. Agyeman-Manu said the Government set up the National Ambulance Service (NAS) in 2004 after the Accra Sports Stadium catastrophe in 2001, as Ghana’s most important pre-health center emergency care provider to play a critical role inside the Health Care Delivery System of the Country.
The objectives of NAS, the fitness Minister said, were to save lives, reduce suffering, and beautify quality of lifestyles, through the availability of handy and responsive excellent patient care and transport.
Hon. Agyeman-Manu underlined the government’s commitment to health care delivery by means of ensuring that health provider transport is brought to the doorsteps of each one dwelling in Ghana, adding that health is a fundamental proper of everyone, and it’s miles necessary for each the monetary and social development of the nation.
He confident the public that his Ministry would do everything viable to aid the NAS to enhance its emergency response capabilities. The Commitment by Government, he said, could be seen through the coverage initiative of One Constituency–One Ambulance undertaking under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP).
The objective of this assignment is to redesign the fleet of the National Ambulance Service and increase insurance of pre-health center emergency care services to each constituency in Ghana.
He congratulated the newly graduated EMTs and commended the CEO, Prof Ahmed Zakariah management of the school for their contributions to emergency service delivery in Ghana.