The Christian Health Association and Inspiral Health, a Non Governmental Organisation ( NGO) in UK have trained over 80 Emergency Medical Technicians from the National Ambulance Service on Patient Extrication, Management of Obstetric Emergencies and transfer to health care facilities.
The 3-day programme was held at the headquarters of the National Ambulance Service in Accra to help equip the EMTs on how to handle Obstetric emergencies that pose as a threat to life.
Mr Lawrence Danso Boadu, the country representative of Inspiral Health UK, in his remarks, said the main objective of the training programme is to help the health sector of Ghana by assessing what the people want and then helping them in that direction.
“Inspiral Health consist of health professionals. Our main aim is to help the health sector of Ghana and assess it to find out what they really want and help them in that manner,” he stated.
The Director of Operations of Inspiral Health, Paramedic Dominic Morgan, urged the EMTs to hold down ambition to help the advancement of the service.
“My advice to the EMTs is that, they should hold down ambition. We believe Ghana has the capabilities to be able to demonstrate how it can be achieved,” he added.
The Chief Executive Officer for National Ambulance Service, Prof Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah, commended the Christian Health Association of Ghana and Inspiral Health UK for their support in training his staff.
In Emergency Response Patient Extrication, the work of removing a vehicle from around a person who has been involved in an accident and cases of managing Obstetric emergencies like prolonged/obstructed labour, post-partum haemorrhage, fetal distress and others are paramount in life-saving.