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Mustapha Idris Ali
Nine district assemblies in
the Northern Region have received ambulances from the Ministry of Health.
These vans, worth $107,000 are to help improve quality of health delivery in the beneficiary districts.
The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mustapha Idris, who presented the vans to the beneficiary assemblies on behalf of the ministry, asked them to take good care of them.
He asked the various district chief executives to monitor the use of the
vans to ensure that they are kept in good condition to ensure longer life
span for them.
The minister restated the govern-ment’s commitment to quality health care
service to all citizens irrespective of their locations.
Alhaji Idris was certain that the acquisition of the ambulances would help
reduce mortality rate in the districts drastically as women in serious
labour conditions would be transferred early and more comfortably to the
Dr. Elias Sory, the Northern Regional Director of Health thanked the
government for the gesture and said that he would institute the necessary
mechanisms to ensure judicious use of the vans.
The beneficiaries districts are Tamale, Zubzugu/Tatale, Gushigu, Gambaga,
Saboba/Chereponi, Salaga and Bole.