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Full document: Controversial MoH, Zipline medical drone agreement

Read here the full Service Agreement between the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Fly Zipline Ghana Limited for the use of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, to deliver essential health care products to hospitals and other health facilities in the country.

Parliament by a majority decision approved an agreement on Tuesday amidst fierce opposition by the Minority Legislators.

The system will also be employed to deliver other items such as urgent letters, examination papers and election materials such as ballot papers, according to government communication on the deal.

This makes Ghana the only country in the West African sub-region currently using the technology to improve health service delivery.

Controversy

Legislators in Parliament had been divided over the agreement that was presented to them last week for consideration.

A key point of contention between the two sides of the House was the cost of the project.

Government says the deal will cost the country some $12.5 million for four years, but the Minority says it will cost at least twice that amount.

Click this link to download a PDF of the full Service Agreement

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