The National Road Safety Commission has stated that plans are far advanced to partner private bodies to deploy ambulances dedicated to attend only to road accident scenes.
The ambulances according to the commission will be stationed in vantage points to easily respond to distress calls in incidents of road crashes.
Disclosing this to Ultimate News, the director of programs and planning at the National Road Safety Commission, David Osafo Adonteng bemoaned the situation where the Ghana Ambulance Service is under resourced and unable to provide assistance to accident victims.
“In Ghana currently the ambulances we provide by the NAS is not for crash victims alone. It’s for everybody including domestic accidents but we are talking about dedicated ambulances here”
“What we are bringing on board this initiative is purely dedicated for traffic crash victims. They will not go anywhere else. They will be stationed 24 hours waiting for a call and once there is any crash they move in quickly to help,” Mr Adonteng explained.
He added that the NRSC is also exploring the possibility of deploying satellites across roads to monitor vehicular movements and to appraise itself of accidents to operate efficiently in reducing crashes on the nation’s roads.
He assures that the road safety commission will factor the ambulance services into its new towing program to assist in incidents of road crashes.
source:Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Ivan Korshie Heathcote – Fumador