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Sierra Leone News : VOICE FROM MATEBOI : Misuse of Ambulance! When an Ambulance became a Warehouse for Charcoal-Driver may face legal action
By Jonathan Abass Kamara
Feb 23, 2016, 17:02
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The truth about this history surrounds the recently tracked-down Ambulance attached to the Connaught Hospital in Freetown with Registration number AIT 873 found loaded with charcoal.

 

Interrogated by the pain-staking continued habit of some of these ambulance drivers carrying passengers, charcoal and other money making goods, the no nonsense Health Minister, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah from his usual independent monitoring field trip, uncomfortable with the hooting of the horns and trumpeting of the siren on that unfortunate day of Sunday February 21, 2016 catapulted the ambulance driver and exposed him to the criminal act of carrying charcoal pretending he was on an official service with a patient to one of the Ministry's health facilities. Unconfirmed sources say the driver aka 'Granpa' is on the run at press time.

 

Sometimes it is not always an ambulance carrying a patient or going for patient when you hear the noisy siren on the highway bull-dozing its way. This time luck was not on the side of theambulance driver as he was right-handedly caught by the Minister for him to be probe. Whether he was doing this for himself or some Authorities,is yet to be probed as the Minister has instituted stringent action for legal intervention to stop this criminal act once and for all.


For my people at Mateboi, it is of their opinion that the Police; Traffic Police Officers at strategic highways and check points must now put away the trust they had on Ambulance drivers and conscientiously be alert on carrying out their duties. The public is also encouraged by the Minister to help in tracking down any suspicious practice.

 

From a credible Health Ministry source a team of high profile health professionals would now intensify monitoring across the country as a short term measure, while plans are currently underway to establish a National Ambulance Service as a long term measure to create a conducive level ground for effective and efficient ambulance service across the country.


A Free Call Number for ambulance service would be established, and when established, would enable the public to use the service from the point destination. Also, like the National Fire Force Service, all ambulances would be parked at their established duty station.


"Nor to all ambulance the kerrsickman oh!" 'Our eyes are now open, and we are watching'.


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