Upper East Regional Manager of the National Ambulance Service, Mr. Ali Baba has issued a barrage of stern warnings to the Bawku Municipal Assembly on the Ambulance provided to the constituency by the government.
According to him, if better conditions are not provided for the crew and an office for the running of the daily activities, he will be forced to ground the ambulance.
He made this known when he spoke to Bolgatanga-based Dreamz FM in an interview.
Describing the nature of office provided for the Ambulance crew and the fact that no accommodation was provided for them, he said “In Bawku, that is just an insult. What happened was when I got there, the place that was serving as the crew room for the Fire Service personnel was divided into two, not partitioned. It’s just a room like this, one door entrance and we had our table at one side and they said that was the ambulance side and the other side had beds and mattresses for fire people to relax when they attend to emergencies”.
He continued: “It’s unfortunate, when we started this service, the same thing kept Bawku from having an ambulance until the President came out with the One Constituency One Ambulance. So if you have now been given one and still you cannot get us a place, it is disturbing. No residential accommodation, no office accommodation. Unfortunately, due to some of these things they came for servicing last year and the vehicle was involved in an accident so the car is in Kumasi for maintenance and we are expecting it any moment from now but when it comes and the office is not ready, the car will remain in Bolga because if the driver doesn’t rest, some of these things are bound to happen”.
He expressed his frustration at the situation indicating that similar cases can be found in other parts of the region.