Member of Parliament for Manhyia South, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh on Tuesday, November 17, handed over an ultra-modern ambulance bay to paramedic crew in the constituency.
The facility, situated at the Manhyia Hospital grounds will provide safety for the new ambulance donated by the government and also be used to respond quickly to emergency calls.
At a brief ceremony, Dr Opoku Prempeh who doubles as Ghana’s Education Minister said he valued the life of his constituents so he would readily provide key amenities to boost their health.
The legislator also justified his decision to build the ambulance bay, pointing out that the facility would greatly benefit his constituents.
“Ambulance plays a crucial role as first responders in providing critical life-saving intervention when required in our communities”, the lawmaker said, attracting wild applause.
Napo, as he is affectionately called, implored the ambulance service to cultivate a high maintenance culture of the facility, saying “I hope that this bay will be well maintained for the sustainability of quality healthcare delivery”.
A similar facility, according to Dr Opoku Prempeh will soon be built for personal of the Ghana National Fire Service in the constituency.
Officials of the National Ambulance Service also praised the Member of Parliament describing his intervention as “timely”.
“I must say this is one of the finest offices of the National Ambulance Service in the region…and this will go a long way to serve the people of Manhyia South and beyond”, said Sommik Duut Miilon the Ashanti Regional Administrative Manager at the Ambulance Service.
The KMA Boss, Osei Assibey-Antwi, on his part, described Napo as a “God-sent leader for Manhyia South”, enumerating the MPs roles in developing the constituency.
According to him, Manhyia South has benefitted from school buildings, roads, health projects, water, and sanitation, due to Napo’s visionary leadership style.
Osei-Assibey, therefore, implored the electorates to vote massively for President Nana Akufo-Addo and Napo “to help sustain free Senior High School (SHS) programme”.
In a related development, Napo has also donated 20 brand new hospital beds to the Manhyia Government Hospital to help in the provision of quality healthcare to patients.
The Manhyia South MP, who is noted for periodically donating to the hospital, assured to donate more to the hospital, whenever he is in the position to do so.
Dr Kamaru Deen Korku Hussein, Medical Superintendent, Manhyia Government Hospital, showered tons of praises on Napo, describing him as a development-oriented leader.
Source: Daily Mail GH||J. Ofori