THE LACK OF AMBULANCE IN WESTERN REGION POSING DANGER TO HEALTH DELIVERY

The lack of ambulance in the Western Region continues to pose a major threat to health care and delivery as health facilities will have to rely on private ambulances to respond to emergency cases.

The Head of National Ambulance Service here in the Western Region, Dr Tawiah-Siameh has exclusively told Empire News that the region is without an ambulance

According to him the only ambulance which was available was involved in a fatal accident some few months ago at Beahu in the Ahanta West district which claimed five lives.

Dr Tawiah Siameh says the situation is seriously affecting health care delivery in the region and sometimes will have to resort to Central region or other private organizations for assistance when there are emergencies.

He has been speaking to Rosaline Djan.

Last week, the Tarkwa-Nsuaem municipal health director, Mr Emmanuel Affelkum disclosed that the lack ambulance in the area is posing a danger to maternal health as his outfit could not record any progress in the area of maternal mortalities.