The Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mamahudu Bawumia, on Wednesday, twenty fourth April 2019 introduced the primary ever clinical drone supply provider in Ghana, and the biggest such drone supply community on the earth, at Omenako, close to Suhum, within the Jap Area.
The ‘Fly-To-Save-A-Existence Undertaking’, a collaboration between the Ministry of Well being and Zipline Applied sciences, will supply a speedy reaction to clinical emergencies, particularly in demanding to succeed in spaces, in the course of the flying of unmanned drones to offer 12 regimen and emergency products and services in addition to 148 lifesaving clinical merchandise decided on by way of the Ministry of Well being.
The Omenako Provider Centre, the primary of 4 deliberate facilities, will provide those merchandise to amenities situated in the entire of the Jap Area, and portions of the Volta, Ashanti, Central and Higher Accra Areas. 3 different facilities are anticipated to be finished this yr to hide maximum of Ghana.
The provider will perform 24 hours an afternoon, seven days every week. Each and every heart will probably be 100% staffed by way of Ghanaian engineers, well being care pros and logistics group of workers, and paid for by way of the personal sector thru their company social duty tasks without a price to executive.
Talking nearly a yr to the day since the opportunity of putting in a clinical drone provider in Ghana was once broached to him, an elated Vice President Bawumia stated the a hit release of the provider is but every other instance of the triumph of innovation, particularly in using generation, being championed by way of the Nana Akufo-Addo executive.
Vice President Bawumia was once particularly thrilled that such innovation was once being carried out to give a boost to get right of entry to to well being care to disadvantaged and hard-to-reach communities, because it bureaucracy a part of Executive’s approach to cut back inequality and hardships by way of making sure the inclusion of each Ghanaian without reference to standing in nationwide building.
“One of the vital greatest pillars of this executive has been how one can develop this nation with out leaving any individual at the back of; inclusiveness. And some of the techniques we’re running on is how one can use generation to advance our building, give a boost to the techniques we do issues in our places of work, and how one can give a boost to voters’ get right of entry to to and supply of the general public products and services they want regardless of the place they are living on this nation.
The Zipline undertaking has already attracted global consideration and main gamers like Pfizer, NOVARTIS, GAVI, the Invoice and Melinda Gates Basis, and UPS have already engaged Zipline to ship drugs and different provides in Ghana on their behalf the use of drones.
The release rite was once attended by way of the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II; Minister of Well being and MP for Dormaa Central, Hon Kwaku Agyemang-Manu; Keller Rinaudo, CEO of Zipline Global; Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director Basic of the Ghana Well being Provider; Chairman of the Parliamentary Make a choice Committee on Well being, Dr Kwabena Twum-Nuamah; Jap Area Minister Hon Eric Kwakye Darfuor, and different senior executive and well being officers.