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General News of Monday, 17 June 2019

Source: kasapafmonline.com

Odumase Krobo Accident: MP faults Ambulance Service for refusing to respond

The Member of Parliament for Lower Manya Krobo, Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi has accused the Ghana National Ambulance Service for failing to attend to victims of Saturday’s fatal accident on Asitey portion of the Odumase to Oterkpolu road which resulted in the death of seven Catholics.

A Daewoo bus with registration number GV 2497-14 belonging to the Volta River Authority onboard with 55 parishioners of the Saint Barbara Catholic church in Akosombo was returning to Akosombo from Akim Oda where they had attended a funeral but reportedly failed break while descending the Asitey Mountains, somersaulted and run into a ditch killing 3 adult males and 4 males at the spot.

Some 48 others sustained various injuries were rushed to St. Martins de Porres Hospital and Atua Government Hospital.

However, it was a difficult situation at the facilities securing ambulance to dispatch those in critical conditions to Koforidua.

According to the Lower Manya Krobo MP, Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi, the Ambulance Service operators complained of not having fuel hence their inability to respond to the distress calls.

“We came face to face with the issue of ambulance and even calling the ambulance and I mean the excuses; to the extent that they told me they didn’t even have fuel. When I called the ambulance they said they did not have fuel."

"I promised that if they are able to come to the hospital I’ll pay, but as at 1:30 – 2:00 when I was leaving they hadn’t come. So it tells you the situation. so preventable deaths, we could not help but some would have to die,” he told EIB’s Kojo Ansah.