Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Ambulance Service, Prof Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah has toured the five northern regions of Ghana and these regions were Upper West, Upper East, North East, Northern and Savannah Regions, respectively. The CEO undertook the inspection tour in order to have first-hand information about operations of the various ambulance stations in the north, after the Service had taken delivery of the new ambulances in January. Workshops on the use of fetal monitors and other equipment onboard ambulance were also organized to equip Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) on their usage.
Accompanying the CEO were some units such as, the Human Resources, Procurement, Monitoring and Evaluation, Special Operations and the Public Relations. The visit is part of managements decision to tour all ambulance stations throughout the country. The CEO and his team took the EMTs through various components of equipment on board ambulance during the training, covering the use of fetal monitors to the use of other medical gadgets like infusion and the syringe pumps. The use of Mmoa App, which allows patients to reach out for the services of NAS digitally were also part of the training for the EMTs. The EMTs were taught how to fill some documentations like Pre- Hospital Care Form (PCR)
Prof Zakariah also took the opportunity to visit some chiefs of some of the district assemblies where ambulances stations are located.
He called for support from the district assemblies and the chiefs, saying “this is the only way NAS could deliver effective pre-emergency care health service to the various communities”.
According to Prof Zakariah the doors of his office is always opened for any information that would help the Service to thrive. Prof Zakariah assured the EMTs that he and his management team back at the quarters would do all it can to ensure the welfare of the personnel throughout the country. He urged the EMTs not to hesitate to request for logistics that will enhances their job and they should always do it on time.