Access Bank donates ambulance to UPSA

The Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, Professor Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey expressed his delight at the gesture and thanked the management and staff of Access Bank.

Prof Amartey recalled that in 2017 the authorities of UPSA petitioned the bank to support the university’s healthcare delivery after a performance audit of the University Medical Centre.

The Vice-Chancellor revealed that the ambulance has arrived at the most appropriate time, considering the coronavirus pandemic which has forced all educational institutions to be temporarily shut down.

Interior view of the newly-commissioned Ambulance.

“This is the best time for us to have an ambulance because we are in the midst of a global pandemic,” he said. “Even though by the grace of God, no UPSA staff or student will contract the covid-19, it is imperative we take precautionary measures.”

Prof Okoe Amartey assured the donors that the ambulance will be put to effective use.
UPSA’s Medical Director, Dr B.T. Dornooo noted that with a student and staff population of over 14,000, the presentation of the ambulance will go a long way to improving health service delivery within the university community.

“This will help save lives,” he said. He noted that transportation of patients is very critical to their survival, hence the gesture by the bank was timely.

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