Daily Heritage – Dying patients take drips in trotro

…as taxis, commercial vehicles turn ambulance in E/R.


Taxis and commercial vehicles have become alternative ambulance for inter hospital referrals of critically ill patients in the Eastern Region due to lack of ambulances.

Patients are usually referred to the Regional Hospital, Koforidua, and the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and 37 Military Hospital both in Accra.

But the patients are not transported in ambulances but usually in commercial vehicles popularly known as trotro.

In the trotro, oxygen cylinders are either carried on or tied to a passenger seat to provide first aid and cardiovascular support for patients who are put on the hand held drip.

Stop advertising on walkways AMA warns

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has called on individuals and firms who are involved in the installation of concrete flagpole holders on walkways for advertising purposes to put a stop to it with immediate effect.

A statement signed by Mr Sam Ayeh-Datey, the Metropolitan Coordinating Director on behalf of the Chief Director of AMA and copied to the DAILY HERITAGE said the concrete flagpole holders have reduced the capacity of the walkways and compromised the safety and free movement of pedestrians.


NDC cadres blast Occupy Ghana boss

…over attacks on Rawlings

The United Cadres Front (UCF) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has sent a word of caution to one of the leading members of OccupyGhana, Mr Sydney Casely Hayford to be weary of his recent comments aimed at attacking the integrity of former President Mr Sydney Casely Hayford.

According to the UCF, it has been monitoring with suppressed indignation attacks on the person of former President Rawlings at the least opportunity, by Mr Casely Hayford.

Mr Camillus Sakzeesi, a leading member of the Interim Management Committee of the UCF, told the DAILY HERITAGE after issuing a press statement that the leading member of OccupyGhana had washout any provocation jumped on the former President, labelling him a coup maker.


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