National Ambulance Service
The National Ambulance Service (NAS) is to provide the highest quality of emergency medical care and out of hospital care services to our communities in a compassionate, dignified, and professional manner.
Head/officer in Charge
The medical emergencies and disasters that have occurred over the years have strongly highlighted the need for Ghana to initiate an Emergency Medical Service. In 1999 former President Agyekum Kuffour of the NPP in his Sessional Address emphasized the urgent need for Ambulance Services as part of the emergency response system.
In May 9th 2001, the necessity became unfortunately clear with the Accra Sports Stadium disaster, in which 126 people lost their lives.
Thus in 2004 during former President Kuffour’s administration, the Ministry of Health (MOH) in collaboration with the Ministry of interior established the seven (7) pilot ambulance stations. Today there are about 130 Ambulance service stations nationwide.
Brief History of Abetifi Ambulance Service
Abetifi Ambulance Service started operation in late 2013 but was not in fully operational due to unavailability of accommodation for the personnel and office equipment. In 2014 full operations started even though accommodation and office equipment were not ready, personnel were coming from their various houses to perform their duties and return back home. Today some officers have rented here and others are still coming from their houses to perform duties. The station covers the whole of Kwahu East District.
The institution is about providing emergency care to the critical ill, injured, and transporting patient to a medical facility. We attend to Emergency Cases in the Kwahu East Districts such as road transport accidents (RTAs) cases, domestic, hospital transfers, and support other districts when the need comes. We respond to the District functions such as Independence Day, Farmers day, Assembly meetings etc.