Some residents of Oti Region happy about Zipline services

Some residents of Oti Region happy about Zipline services

Health employees and residents of the Oti Region are impressed with the services of Zipline drones medical services within the numerous communities of the area.

According to them, Zipline has positively impacted the lives of residents.

The residents say in some distant areas of the Oti Region, the services of Zipline have made it very simpler for them to have entry to drugs, particularly anti-snake drugs which might formally have taken a number of days or perhaps weeks to get to their communities due to the lengthy distance and the dangerous roads.

The Krachi West Municipal Health Director, Victor Ahiabah, praised Zipline for its influence on healthcare supply throughout the country by way of its well timed and revolutionary immediate supply services by way of drones to about 2,421 health amenities, particularly the Oti Region.

He noted that prior to the services of Zipline, there have been rather a lot of issues with regard to delays in medical suppliers to the municipality, particularly throughout emergency issues within the health facilities.

 Mr. Ahiaba noted that because the introduction of Zipline, they’ve been in a position to have constant medical suppliers inside 5 minute, anytime the assorted health facilities despatched requests to the ability for drugs.

Abigail Kwao and Barbara Sam, nurses at the Chantai and Adonten Cement health facilities, say Zipline’s medical drone supply services are a tremendous intervention that ensures well timed medical provides to the health amenities.

Mr Victor Ahiaba noted that the lives of many sufferers have been saved by the a number of models of blood delivered by way of Zipline’s well timed response by drone supply.

“The impact of Zipline services has been that of a good intervention; because without some of the products from Zipline, which have always been timely, we can’t attend to our patients with what we need to treat them. The problem is that we don’t always have supplies in stock because of some impediments but with using Zipline services the supplies come in time to help us,” he said.

“There was an emergency case in our maternity ward when a pregnant woman came in with ectopic pregnancy for which the doctors needed more blood supplies for the patient. We had only one unit of blood available and so had to call Zipline for more. We received three drone deliveries of blood, which helped in saving the woman’s life,” he added.

Since establishing itself in Ghana in 2019, Zipline Ghana has expanded from one distribution hub to six hubs in distant areas of the country, making Ghana residence to the world’s largest fleet of medical-delivery drones.

Zipline delivers up to 4 kilos (1.8kg) of medical commodities to distant clinics and hospitals inside an 80-kilometre radius from each distribution hub inside minutes.

The Team Lead for Oti Region, Micheal Kwaku counseled the government of Ghana for its partnership and help in serving to remodel healthcare supply in Ghana.

He noted that the services of Zipline within the communities have introduced a lot reduction to the residents making it a satisfying second for the organization

Micheal Nukpui noted that Zipline serves the entire of the Oti Region and makes positive that the communities have optimistic impacts from their services, particularly with reference to the blood drive outreach within the numerous communities.

He noted that schools have additionally began benefiting from their services by organizing instructional outreach from schools within the area in addition to public health occasions for the communities to help the residents have in-depth knowledge about their services.

Since its introduction in 2019, Zipline’s revolutionary immediate supply services have remodeled 12 million deliveries comprising medical commodities, routine vaccines, COVID-19 samples and vaccines, and blood merchandise – fortifying Ghana’s position because the hub of the world’s largest drone medical supply service.

The work of Zipline from April 2019 to date consists of delivering some 8.63 million lifesaving medical merchandise or medicines, about 1.9 million little one immunization vaccine consumables, and over 1.4 million COVID-19 vaccines and PPEs.

It has additionally made about 10,000 deliveries of blood merchandise throughout the country.

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