The Government with its vision of expanding the health sector and also to ensure qualified professionals into the Service decided to establish The Paramedics And Emergency Care Training School (PECTS), Nkenkaaso to train the needed Emergency Medical Technicians required for the National Ambulance Service”, Minister for Health, Hon Alex Segbefia.

This school has a long term goal of becoming the Training Centre for Paramedics in the Sub-Region. It would also serve as a Refresher Courses Centre for Emergency Care Training for Doctors, Nurses and other Paramedics in the country.

The Hon Minister said this during a passing out parade of some 288 EMTs and the inauguration of the Training school in the Ashanti region.

Mr. Segbefia noted that, government as part of its better Ghana Agenda is committed to ensuring that health service delivery is brought to the door steps of every one living in Ghana. “The Government recognizes that health is a basic right of all people, and is necessary for both the economic and social development of our societies”, he added.

Government, through the Ministry of Health will administer, maintain, and operate a nationwide comprehensive Emergency Medical Services system throughout Ghana that is designed to reduce medical emergency deaths, injuries, and permanent long-term disability through the implementation of a fully integrated cohesive network of related components, he hinted.

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