Stop criticizing procurement of ambulances-Oppong Nkrumah to Mahama

The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has chided NDC flag-bearer John Dramani Mahama for criticizing President Akufo-Addo for the procurement of 307 ambulances.

Former President, John Dramani Mahama says it is rather unfortunate that government has chosen to glory in the commissioning of ambulances when there are still hospitals that are not completed for sick patients to be treated.

“All the hospitals that were being built to improve access to healthcare, you have brought them to a standstill and instead you are glorifying in distributing ambulances? Where do ambulances take sick people? They take them to the hospitals and so your priority should be to complete the hospitals so that if an accident happens and you pick the patient, you’ll have a good facility to take them to?” He quizzed.

However, the Information Minister at a news briefing in Accra on Friday said Mr. Mahama’s comments were unfortunate and a deliberate attempt to “score political points”.

“Any investment in healthcare infrastructure or in pre-hospital emergency care is good news for Ghanaians and nobody should be deliberately ‘criticizing’ it,” he said.

He went on to emphasize that the former president should be more concerned about contributing to the conversation of how to maintain these ambulances, how people are going to pay for the services of the ambulances and how to make sure prank calls are reduced”.

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