No ambulance in Ada West to transport emergencies – Director

Sege (G/R), May 16, GNA – The absence of an ambulance in the Ada West District of the Greater Accra Region is hampering transportation of patients to access quality healthcare delivery. “This deficiency allows us to resort to the use of public transport to convey patients in critical conditions who needed referrals,” Dr Jacqueline Sfarylani, the District Director of Health Services, said. Dr Sfarylani said this when a team from the Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the media paid a verification visit to the Sege Health Centre to confirm the findings of a Rapid Assessment Needs conducted by the GHS from December 2015 to January 2016.

The assessment was to identify gaps in the provision of maternal, new born care and emergency care in 10 selected deprived health facilities in all regions of the country. The findings revealed that basic supplies such as bag and musk for new-born resuscitation, chlorhexidine for cord care; elbow gloves, Vitamin K1 injection and chloramphenicol or tetracycline eye drops were not available to facilitate effective healthcare delivery for the new born. Dr Sfarylani said the bad road network also made it difficult to transport patients in critical condition to the next level of facility. READ MORE…


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