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Drone Technology For Essential Health Services a 'Political Gimmick' – Ade Coker
Article Posted on 2018-04-24

Joseph Ade CokerGreater Accra Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joseph Ade Coker has described governments Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a health service provider to use drone technology to deliver blood supplies and essential medicines to remote communities by September, this year as a ‘political gimmick’.

According to him how can this happen when roads leading to these communities can simply be constructed through a massive determination of government in no time to make those remote villages access the various health division’s closer to them.

“How genuine will a medicine or blood be when it is transported by this machine, and how will a transported medicine or blood be of use when there is no doctor or nurse available in the vicinity to direct a patient on what to do”, he added.

Speaking on UTV’s ‘Adekye Nsroma’ programme, Ade Coker said left to him alone government should be interested in employing more nurses with good conditions to work in such remote areas than wanting to initiate this drone process, which we will later regret after huge sums of money have been invested.

Health Care Goes Hi-tech

Government will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with a health service provider this week that would enable the country to use drone technology to deliver blood supplies and essential medicines to remote communities by September, this year.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia made the announcement at the opening of the Annual Health Summit organized by the Ministry of Health, in Accra on Monday on the theme: ‘‘Achieving Universal Health Coverage-Using Innovative Approaches’’.

"We don’t have to allow our mothers to die because we can’t have blood supplies and essential medicines sent to them", Dr Bawumia said.

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