Nigeria, Oct. 21 -- About five months after the Nigerian government disbursed N327 million to buy ambulances, the vehicles are yet to appear on the designated highways in the country.

The Ambulance, Referral and Trauma Services are part of Emergency Medical Treatment (EMT) of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) provided by the National Health Act, 2014.

The operation manual of the BHCPF indicates that EMT carries 2.5 per cent of the total funding for BHCPF annually.

The Federal Ministry of Health had on February 5 inaugurated the EMT Committee and National Emergency Medical Services and Ambulance Scheme (NEMSAS).

EMT is domiciled in the Department of Hospital Services of the ministry.

The routes designated for this project a...