The minority side of the Health Committee in Parliament has given government a week to put to use some eight abandoned Mobile Clinic vans parked at the Biomedical Engineering Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
The Ford mobile medical vehicles, according to the ranking member of the Health Committee of Parliament, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, were procured in 2014 and put to use until they were grounded on the assumption of office of the Akufo-Addo administration.
According to him, the vans were procured to provide specialized healthcare delivery to people in the remote areas.
“The main rationale behind the procurement of these vans were to give healthcare to those in the hinterlands and these are specialized healthcare,” he told journalists Monday after an inspection of the vehicles.
“These vans were in use, it’s not as though these vans were bought and parked and that they didn’t take delivery of and that there were procurement issues. These vans were in use before and during 2016”, he added.
The Juaboso Member of Parliament described as worrying, what he said is a complete disregard for the health sector by the Akufo-Addo government, alleging the mobile clinics were “grounded to a halt after the change of government”.