Drones to distribute blood to rural areas in 2019; MoH

The ministry of health is all ready to convey blood and other emergency products to remote and rural areas of the country by drones.

The move is to decrease the hardships connected with the distribution of medicines and other vital services to remote areas in the Nation which are very difficult to asses by road.

Chairman of the health committee Dr. Twum Nuamah, in parliament gave out the information  to the House when he was confering the committee’s report on a confidential partnership agreement that went on between the Government of Ghana and Fly Zip line GH limited.

As reported by him, Ghana’s health division is at threat with the easy distribution of Medical supplies, blood and blood products which adversely affects the quality of health care in the country.

He said the agreement is to for see a universal health coverage as a critical achievement of the sustainable goal, particularly goal 3.

Dr Nuamah revealed that the goal 3 is to ensure healthy life and well-being of all ages at all by the year 2030.

The world health organization defines universal health as ensuring that all people have access to needed promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitation health services.

Also Mr Twum Nuamah also told the House that Ghana will need the agreement to improve on the country’s health services. He said in 2017, out of the 197 maternal deaths, 100 were attributed to bleeding.

Debating the report which was to receive approval to take effect, the ranking member of the health committee  Yile Kyere said  a drone can only carry a load of just 1.5 kilograms and therefore cannot entirely resolve the distribution challenge.

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