Deputy Director in Charge of Operations, for the National Ambulance Service Foster Ansong-Bridjan, says patients will have to pay for fuel in non-emergency situations who require the service of the ambulances.
Mr Ansong-Bridjan speaking to Citi News explained the conditions in which one will have to make payment but said those who cannot afford the payment will not be forced to pay.
Ghana’s Ambulance Service has recently seen a boost with an investment of 307 new ambulances to be distributed across all constituencies in the country, with new health service officers recruited and trained to deliver primary emergency services.
Services of the ambulances are widely publicized as free but Ansong-Bridjan says some patients will be asked to pay to fuel the vehicle.
The government will in the coming days recruit 1,477 National Ambulance Service staff to boost the operations of the service.
Speaking at the commissioning and distribution of 307 newly procured ambulances at the Black Star Square in Accra, President Akufo-Addo said the Finance Ministry has given clearance for the recruitment.