Examining the critical role of medical drones and what it means for ghana afreetune electricity bill saudi electricity company


Reactions to the proposed Zipline Drone deal have been excitable but lacking substance. electricity in india first time Like a baby roused from sleep, the minority in parliament flung the bill out of parliament crying political bias. gas monkey live The minority in rejecting this deal have described it as a stark example of misplaced priority, tugging at the public and invoking the President to intervene.

The Government of Ghana is seeking approval from Parliament to engage Fly Zipline Ghana Limited, a private firm, for the design, installation and operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), after approval from the Public Procurement Authority. electricity generation by country These drones according to Dr Nsiah-Asare Anthony (Director of the Ghana Health Service), would be used to distribute blood, essential drugs and emergency medical products to hard-to-reach areas across the country.

While no objection has been made pertaining the usefulness of these drones, it’s the $12 million price tag that’s got the minority questioning government’s priority. “The challenges we have in our health system don’t need drones. electricity water analogy People are dying not because there are no drones to deliver the medical supplies. gas relief while pregnant They are dying because the supplies aren’t available in the first place” – Wa West MP.

It’s worth noting that flying medical products in timely fashion would reduce drastically cases of Maternal Mortality related to childbirth as we journey towards achieving our SDGs. gas bloating frequent urination The argument shouldn’t be hinged heavily on political underpinnings ( which is nearly impossible, given the NDC – NPP nature of everything) but looked at from a neutral and critical perspective.

• The drone program should be piloted at a budget not exceeding $100,000 over a period of 6 months in one of the very few areas of Ghana where an emergency drone service can be justified on social welfare and public finance grounds. gas mask art Such a location is the area around Saboba, Kpalba and Wapuli in the Northern region, where the topography, health demographics, and infrastructure situation warrants such an investment. During the rainy season, these communities are cut off from Yendi, their only vital link to the national health supply chain.

Now, this sounds like a call on the Government of Ghana to really exhaust due diligence before committing financially to a project that could end up down the drain. gas news in hindi In Rwanda (which seems to be a star pupil by Dr Nsiah-Asare’s standards) statistics reveal less than 10 deliveries are made per day, after 2 years of implementation, showing that the program is being used for a narrow set of interventions. Tanzania took a more thorough approach, launching a small pilot program directed by its Ministry of Health in the Lake Victoria program to establish proof of concept before committing to Zipline’s offer.

Dr Nsiah-Asare, in a press conference on 4th December, explained the contract would be performance-based. Payment to Zipline will be dependent on the magnitude of work and satisfaction derived from it. He went further to reveal ‘the Ministry will pay $88,000 to Zipline per a distribution centre in a month and not the $145,000 wrongly quoted by the Minority in Parliament.’