The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Ambulance Service (NAS) Prof. Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah has been enstooled as the Nkosuohene of Worawora traditional area under the stool name Oseadeyo Ababio I.
His enstoolment is in recognition of his role played to open up the tradition to emergency medical services. Performing the installation at her palace the Queen Mother of Worawora, Nana Abena Awerewa II indicated that the CEO for NAS is been recognized for his contribution to the development of Worawora traditional area.
She therefore called for more of such developmental programmes such as establishing an emergency medical service station that would go a long way to safe lives in the community. According to Nana Awerewa the establishment for am ambulance station in the area has helped to improve the health needs of the people. She therefore asked for more ambulance stations and other health projects to be opened at the Worawora traditional area. She commended the Ambulance Service staff (Emergency Medical Technicians) for their hardworking and quick response they pay whenever they are called upon to attend emergency cases.
In his response, the CEO of NAS expressed his appreciation for the honour done him and his staff by the Chiefs and people of Worawora.Prof Zakariah assured the community that NAS would do whatever it can to save lives in the community. The NAS CEO adopted the Ambulance Station at Worawora, assuring them he would personally contribute his quota for the development of the station
Currently, Prof Zakariah and his team of monitors are on tour to the Oti, Volta and Eastern regions to ascertain the challenges facing EMTs welfare and problems confronting these regions. In the mid last year, the CEO also paid a similar visit to all ambulance stations in the four regions of the Northern sector.
As part of his tour to these three regions, the CEO and his team would have interaction with other stake holders such as Chiefs and opinion leaders, Regional Coordinating Councils and other relevant institutions.
The two-week long tour will enable Prof. Zakariah and his team to have firsthand information as how Ambulances in these areas are operating particularly, the road network, community participation of EMS activities.By Simmons Yussif Kewura, Head Public Relations