“It Is Thus Not Part Of The National Ambulance Service Fleet” - NAS Clarifies Ambulance-Cement Saga
The Head of Public Relations at the National Ambulance Service (NAS), Simmons Yussif Kewura has clarified that its vehicle which was captured in a viral video carting cement bags is under maintenance and not in use by the service.
According to him, the Ambulance is still in the custody of Service Ghana Autogroup Ltd and therefore not being used by the paramedics of the National Ambulance Service.
In a statement sighted by Thinknewsonline.com, it said “It is thus not part of the National Ambulance Service fleet”
The statement further explained that a mechanic of the said garage whose name was given as Nana Ofosu, a gearbox specialist after the repairs, drove the ambulance toward the Mallam-Kasoa- Winneba Road on a test drive and during the process employed the vehicle for his private purposes.
The NAS however mentioned that it has completed preliminary investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Thnknewsonline.com has gathered that per the investigation the said vehicle with registration number GV -537-20, was one of the Ambulances awaiting the fixing of minor faults by the supplier before being received and integrated into the National Ambulance Service fleet.
“The incident occurred on or around March 26, 2021, while the said vehicle was in the custody of the suppliers; Service Ghana Autogroup Ltd. The said suppliers had caused the Ambulance to be sent to its garage to address a minor fault. The National Ambulance Service had earlier declined to take custody of the vehicle because of the said fault”
Below is a copy of the release:
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith