More regions have seen their constituencies receive ambulances promised by the President in a bid to boost emergency healthcare.
President Nana Akufo-Addo commissioned 307 ambulances for distribution nationwide on January 28.
All six constituencies in the North East Region have received their ambulances as of Wednesday, February 5, 2020, according to the North East Regional Coordinating Council.
The ambulance for the Walewale Constituency was presented to the Municipal Chief Executive Issahaku Aremeyaw Somo, by the Member of Parliament for the constituency, Dr. Sagri Bambangi during a short ceremony.
Amereyaw Somo also handed over the ambulance to the Municipal Ambulance Service whilst declaring his support to ensure that the ambulance work to fulfil its objective.
All 33 constituencies in the Eastern Region have also taken delivery of their ambulances which were released to them by the Regional Coordinating Council last week.
A visit by Citi News to the New Juaben North and South Municipalities saw the new ambulances parked at the assemblies.
Citi News checks indicated that all ambulances at the 18 old districts have started operations and are all in commission with the exception of the 15 newly established districts which are yet to yet get their own stations.
The Volta Regional Coordinating council took delivery of 18 of the 307 ambulances commissioned by the President of the Republic on Tuesday, January 28.
The 18 ambulances meant for each constituency in the Volta Region were today handed over by the Volta Regional Minister at a ceremony amidst heavy criticism.
The Regional Health Directorate expressed joy at the sight of new ambulances and prayed the government to consider covering the services of the ambulance Service under the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Officials of the Ghana Ambulance Service who could not speak on the record said the service started attending to emergency services from the day it was recommissioned in the region and handles a minimum of two cases a day.
Thirteen out of the 18 ambulances allocated to the 18 constituencies of the northern region have been released after a brief handing over by the regional Coordinating council a day after the National inauguration by the President.
But Citi News checks at the regional Coordinating council where the ambulances were parked saw five Ambulances for the Mion, Karaga, Kumbungu, Nanton and Zabzugu constituencies still parked as at midday on Thursday.
Citi News investigations revealed that offices for the five constituencies were not ready hence the delay in picking the ambulances.
However, a source at the Regional Secretariat of the Ambulance Service, said temporary infrastructure has been put in place and the remaining five constituencies are expected to pick up their ambulances by close of this week.
The newly acquired ambulances are currently working in five out of the 12 constituencies in the Bono Region due to the absence of the needed infrastructure.
Seven ambulances in constituencies are yet to be operational because their structures are not ready yet.
The seven constituencies whose ambulances are yet to be operational are; Banda, Tain, Berekum East Dormaa East, Dormaa West, Jaman South and Wenchi.
Dr. Emmanuel Kofi Amponsah, who is in charge of the Ghana Ambulance Service in the Bono Region says they have given the seven constituencies ten days to put their structures in place.