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CRS supports eleven Districts in four regions with 40 tricycle ambulance


CEO of National Ambulance Service , Prof Zakaria in suit

The Catholic Relief Service (CRS) has handed over 40 tricycle (Motorking) Ambulances and another 11 Motorking Health Commodity carrier Vehicles to the Northern Regional Minister. The $5.1Million   Rural Emergency Health Services and Transport for System Development (REST4D) project is part of CRS’s support towards addressing the health needs of community members within their operational Regions.

Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Alhassan Sheini Shaibu who received the support on behalf the Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia thanked CRS for their support to improve healthcare delivery in rural areas.

N/R Minister

The Minister emphasized Government commitment in ensuring no facility left behind in the health service delivery as the country works towards achieving the Universal Health Coverage.

Whilst expressing Government’s appreciation to CRS, the Minister stressed on the importance of the Modified Tricycle Ambulances to the various Municipal/Districts in addressing the challenges associated with referrals from the hard-to-reach communities to Hospitals.

He urged the Ghana Health Service and National Ambulance Service to put them into good use to accelerate development for the millions of people in the Regions and beyond.

He also re-iterated the Government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo commitments in supporting Ghana Health Service and the National Ambulance Service in the discharge of their duties.

 The Regional Minister Alhaji Alhassan Shani on behalf of the Government thanked CRS and the Donor Hemsley Charitable Trust (HCT) for their long-standing partnership with government in the health service delivery in Ghana.

The country representative of CRS Dr. Daniel Mumuni thanked Government of Ghana for support given them and assured that they on course in leveraging good results in the health sector in the rural areas.

He was optimistic that REST4D programme will ensure the Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) program in the North East, Upper East, Savannah and the Northern Regions will be strengthened to support Government bring Health Services to the door steps of people.

Present at the ceremony held in Tamale were the beneficiary regions ministers, CEO of National Ambulance Service, Professor Zacharia, Representative of the Director General of Ghana Health Service- Dr. Andrews Ayim, Regional Directors of Health Service for Northern- Dr. John Eleeza and North East- Dr. Abdulai Abukari as well as Municipal/District Directors of Beneficiary Districts for both Ghana Health Service and National Ambulance Service.

each district has its name on the tricycle ambulance
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