Koforidua Technical University Launches Ghana's First Ambulance Club

Education Koforidua Technical University Launches Ghana's First Ambulance Club
MAR 28, 2024 LISTEN

In a significant stride towards enhancing emergency medical services and fostering community well-being, Koforidua Technical University (KTU) made history by inaugurating the nation's first Ambulance Club ever in the University.

This pioneering initiative marks a crucial milestone in Ghana's healthcare landscape, promising to equip students with essential life-saving skills while serving as a beacon of hope for the region and the universities in the country.With the country's healthcare infrastructure continuously evolving, the introduction of this club underscores a commitment to empowering the youth to become proactive agents of change in their communities.

The establishment of the Ambulance Club at KTU represents a proactive response to the pressing need for accessible and efficient emergency medical assistance at the University.

This is a feather in the cap for the university which ranks as the 8th best among the 62 universities in the country and a very impressive initiative by the management of the Nkawkaw Ambulance Service and the Students Representative Council of Koforidua Technical University led by the President Emmanuel Akuffo and Vice President Simon Osabo Asamoah.

The inauguration ceremony, held amidst great anticipation and enthusiasm,on the 18th of March brought together university officials, students, healthcare professionals, and community leaders. In attendance was

former minister of Environment Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon. Akwesi Oppong Fosu,Dr. Patricia Ghann(Dean of Students KTU),

Chief Supt. Emmanuel Odonkor,Senior Health Tutor Prince Owusu Achena (Facilitator at the Paramedic and Emergency Care Training School and the Municipal Director of the National Ambulance Service,Nkawkaw) and AEMT Dumenu Charles Selorm (Deputy Municipal Director of Ambulance,Nkawkaw)

The event served as a platform to outline the club's mission, objectives, and envisioned impact on society and also to inspire students to aspire for greater heights.

The Ambulance Club aims to train students in essential first aid techniques, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), and emergency response procedures. By equipping members with these critical skills, the club endeavors to cultivate a culture of preparedness and proactive intervention during medical emergencies.

Additionally, the club will collaborate with local healthcare providers and emergency services to ensure seamless coordination and support in times of crisis.

The launch of the Ambulance Club signifies more than just the introduction of a new extracurricular activity; it embodies a commitment to nurturing compassionate and socially responsible leaders. Through hands-on training sessions, workshops, and community outreach programs, students will have the opportunity to hone their skills while making a tangible difference in the lives of others.

As Ghana continues its journey towards sustainable development and progress, initiatives like the National Ambulance Club serve as catalysts for positive change. By empowering the youth to take an active role in addressing pressing societal needs, KTU sets a precedent for other institutions to follow suit and invest in initiatives that promote public health and well-being.

In conclusion, the launch of the Ambulance Club heralds a new era of proactive healthcare intervention in Ghana. By harnessing the potential of the youth and fostering a culture of empathy and preparedness, the club paves the way for a healthier and more resilient nation. As students embrace their roles as first responders and advocates for community well-being, the legacy of this historic initiative will endure for generations to come.

Long Live Mother Ghana.
Dumenu Charles Selorm