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) EMTs recruited are expected to spend three months in the School.

The other remaining group of EMTs currently undergoing their training at the various ambulance stations in the country are also expected in the training school in November, where they will spend three months also.

Inducting the group into the training school, the Deputy Chief Executive (DCEO) NAS, Dr. Andah Nacauley urged them to strictly adhere to the laid down rules and regulations governing the training of EMTs.

According to Dr. Narculey, the management of the School would not spare anyone who goes contrary to the rules of the school and therefore advised them to attach importance to all curricula of activities that their trainers are taking them through.

“Today marks another beginning of your life, it is your own responsibility to make your impact in this training and your emergency medical technician career”, Dr. Nacauley told the recruits.

He continued that their presence here at the PECTS was not by accident but by a destiny which they need to enhance for the betterment of their future.

The DCEO advised the new recruits to form study groups, particularly with their colleagues who are naturally good, so that they can learn and to become good EMTs.

The Head of Training at PECTS, Dr. Osei Ampofo welcoming the EMT Recruits urged them to consider whatever training they would be taken through as very important and embrace it seriously.

According to Dr. Osei Ampofo, all the training courses such as drills, psychomotor and clinicals they would be going through are crucial to their training adding that all these would make them come out as better EMTs.

He told them that, the training offered them here at PECTS is intended to instill discipline and empathy in them, so that they would also have same for their patients.

“You are going to become Ambassadors of NAS, therefore, it is incumbent upon you to study hard in order to become the needed ambassadors the Service wants you to be”, Dr. Ampofo stated.

Other speakers included Mr. Foster Ansong-Bridjan, Head of Operations, the Administrator of PECTS  SAEMT Vitus Agongo and Chief Drill Instructor, AEMT Slater Banini-Davordzie.

The induction ceremony was moderated by the Head of Public Relations, Mr. Simmons Yussif Kewura.