The chief executive officer of the Ghana National Ambulance Services, Professor Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah has justified why it is better to book some of the ambulances out of commission rather than use them in bad state.
About 40 ambulances procured for the National Ambulance Service in 2010, have been grounded at its workshop but speaking on the XYZ Breakfast Show, Professor Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah said these ambulance vehicles have outlived their lifespan of 5years, and so have developed various degrees of mechanical fault.
“They have all outlived their lifespan of five years. It is normal and expected that they will be sent for servicing as and when the need arises” he told Kweku Vader-Pallen on the Show.
He noted that not all of them have major faults, so the ones with minor faults can be repaired and put back on the road but others are completely of no use.
He, however, revealed that government has taken delivery of 30 out of a total of 200 new ambulances procured to replace the old ones.