'Brong Ahafo has only 5 ambulances working'

This came to light when 71 people died in a fatal accident in Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region Wednesday evening.


This was made known by the acting Administrator of the Ambulance Service, Samuel Karikari who bemoaned the lack of logistics facing the service.

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"We have 12 ambulance stations in the region but five of them are out of commission. The exact location where the incident took place in Kintampo has its ambulance out of commission. Techiman which is also the nearest station to Kintampo is also out of commission. That of Duayaw Nkwanta, Hwidiem and Goaso is also out of commission. So that is the challenge we are facing now," he told Citi FM in an interview .


The accident occurred around 8.30pm when a Metro Mass Transit bus collided with a truck loaded with tomatoes on the Kintampo-Tamale highway.

Mr Samuel Karikari further explained that after the accident "when the patients were ready to be conveyed to the Komfo Anokye and Sunyani Regional Hospitals", they had to deploy ambulances from other stations which were still inadequate.

He said the ambulances used in conveying the body were all from the Brong Ahafo Region but they delayed in accessing them because the nearest ones were not functioning.


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