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NAS READY FOR NEW AMBULANCE..As Staff learn new skills

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In partnership with the Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC) of USA,the National Ambulance Service (NAS)  have organized a three-day Emergency Medical Service (EMS) review training workshop for fifty participants  at the Headquarters of NAS, Accra. The participants were drawn from the Paramedic and Emergency Care Training School (PECTS) at Nkenkaasu,  Korle bu and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals and Greater Accra Regional Hospital, also known as Ridge Hospital. The participants were taken through topics such as airway skills, EMS operations,respiratory distress, fracture  treatment, EMS field sedation and host of others.   Addressing the closing ceremony here at NAS Headquarters, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NAS,  Prof. Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah speaking on behalf of the deputy Minister of Health, Hon. Tina Mensah noted that the  topics treated would go along way to strengthen the operations of the Service. He therefore entreated the participants to apply the knowledge acquired at the training to save lives. According to the CEO, EMS training workshop was very timely because it coincided with supply of  275 new ambulances for the service, which he said the participants would apply the skills to work  in the ambulances effectively. NAS is expected to receive more that 275 new ambulances from the government to be distributed to all 275 constituencies throughout the country. He appealed to the Kansas group for more  collaboration between these institutions to help build a robust EMS system here in Ghana.  Prof. Ahmed Zakariah also appealed to the founder of the Kovac Award and Endowment, Prof Anthony Lewis Kovac to consider adding the National Ambulance Service to the award. The NAS CEO indicated that, adding NAS would help sharpen the knowledge of the Emergency Medical Technicians  in Ghana, as well as save lives.

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New Ambulances are of acceptable standard

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The National Ambulance Service (NAS) says the new ambulances procured by government to revamp the country’s ailing emergency service are of standard and suitable for the country’s terrain. Head of Public Relations, Mr Simmons Yussif Kewura in an interview with the Ghanaian Times said, “we have been involved in the procurement process from the onset, they came […]

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The first batch of 48 ambulances out of 275 for each constituency is expected in the country soon.

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The ambulances were procured under the one-constituency one-ambulance project, which is aimed at ensuring that medical emergencies were handled more efficiently and effectively. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Ambulance Service (NAS), Prof. Ahmed Nuhu Zakaria, told the Daily Graphic yesterday that the vehicles had left Turkey and would reach the Tema Port […]

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National Ambulance Service receives 14 AED’s and 4 Manual defibrillators

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The National Ambulance Service (NAS) on Thursday 8th August, 2019  received 14 new Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and 4 Manual Defibrillators to aid in the delivery of emergency healthcare in the country. The donation worth Gh₵75,000 was donated by the Origin Foundation in partnership with the Charity Begins At Home (CBAH) Foundation, both non-governmental organisations […]

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DISCLAIMER ON RECRUITMENT

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The attention of the management of the National Ambulance Service has been drawn to some unscrupulous persons using the name of the Service to lure some Ghanaian youth into their dubious operations. These persons have advertised online, using an   online portal www.ghanawebsolutions.com, inviting prospective applicants to purchase e-voucher from the GCB and NIB. On behalf of […]

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NEWLY RECRUITED EMTS INDUCTED INTO PECTS

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Two Hundred and Ninety (290) newly recruited Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) recently recruited by the National Ambulance Service (NAS) have been inducted into the Paramedic and Emergency Care Training School (PECTS) at Nkenkaaso in the Offinso-North in the Ashanti Region. The EMTs forming group one of a total number of five hundred and seventy-seven (577) […]

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THE LIFESAVER PUBLIC EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST-BY WEIJA AMBULANCE STATION

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Emergency incidents continue to occur on daily basis around the Weija – Gbawe Municipal Community in the western part of Greater Accra Region. Accident Information available at New Weija district MTTU and the Weija Ambulance station indicates the occurrence of rampant road traffic accidents along Mallam- Kasoa highway. These records have also shown significant increase […]

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NAS receives Manikins from US partners

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The National Ambulance Service (NAS) has received training equipment from its US partners, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH). The equipment (manikins) which were received by the Chief Executive Officer of NAS, Prof Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah according to him, would go a long way to enhance teaching and learning for Emergency Medical Technicians and […]