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Covid 19- St John’s Ambulance dedicates 83rd anniversary to COVID19 curb through streamlined strategies

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Covid 19- St John’s Ambulance dedicates 83rd anniversary to COVID19 curb through streamlined strategies

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ST JOHN AMBULANCE CELEBRATE 83 YEARS

St John Ambulance is celebrating its 83-year anniversary since its establishment in Ghana.

Established on 24th June 1937, St John Ambulance is an Agency of the Ministry of Health (MoH), mandated by an act of parliament, Act 57 of 1959, to provide first aid training and ambulance services. The agency has since been working as emergency medical service (EMS) provider in the area of first aid services, ambulance services and community/youth development.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, and the directives by His Excellency, the President, on the prevention protocols, St John Ambulance has reviewed its activities to conform to the New Normal.

FIRST AID TRAINING

Temperature of trainees are checked with infrared thermometer before entering the training venues. Water in Veronica buckets are made available at the entrance of the training venues.

SUSPENSION OF FIRST AND SERVICE IN SPORTS STADIA (PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS)

Offering first aid services for both players and spectators have been suspended because, the Ghana football association has put football matches on hold.

SUSPENSION OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

Teaching first aid in the first and second cycle schools are also on hold.

FIRST AID SERVICE AT NATIONAL EVENTS

St John Ambulance will continue to offer first aid services to all those participating in the National Identification Authority’s (NIA) National Identification Card registration and Electoral Commission’s (EC) voter registration exercise with strict compliance to the COVID-19 protocols.

HEALTH EDUCATION ON RADIO AND TV STATIONS

They are still on going in all the regions and communities in different languages.

St John Ambulance will continue to support the Ministry of Health in it is quest to bring health care delivery to the doorsteps of all persons living in Ghana.

DR KWAME APEDZI

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

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