Savelugu/Nanton Municipal Youth Network for Development (SNMYN4D), a youth network association, has rehabilitated a broken down ambulance of the Savelugu Municipal Hospital to aid its operations.
It cost the SNMYN4D GHc8, 850.00 to rehabilitate the ambulance that had not been in use for two years, making it difficult for the hospital to transport patients on referral to other health facilities for medical care.
Mr Issah Mohammed Shani, Chairman of the youth network, who spoke during the handing-over of the rehabilitated ambulance to the authorities of the hospital at Savelugu, said the youth network undertook the initiative to ensure effective health care delivery in the Municipality especially during emergency situations.
Mr Shani said the hospital lacked major facilities to provide quality health care to the people adding the youth network, therefore, assisted the hospital through blood donation and the rehabilitation of the ambulance.
He said the youth network’s vision was amongst others to empower the youth socially and economically to lead change in the various communities devoid of political, religious and chieftaincy faction calling on well-meaning members of society to support it in this direction.
He said “The youth network campaigns against violence and assists in reducing and resolving inter-community’s youth conflicts within the operational areas to enhance peace and unity in the Municipality and its environs.”
He said the association faced many challenges, which included lack of office space, inadequate logistics, inadequate knowledge of effective leadership skills and group dynamics, machinery and farm inputs, appealing to authorities to help address those challenges.
Mr Anthony Awuku Dumatony, Nurse Manager at the Savelugu Municipal Hospital, who received the keys to the rehabilitated ambulance, lauded the youth network for their collaborative effort to assist the hospital.