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Visiting its operations in Mumbai, Accra-based Sheila Ochugboju sees much to admire in Dial 1298 for Ambulance, a private company using a cross-subsidy model to provide ambulance services for residents rich and poor, but fears the middle class is too small in her own city for the model to be replicable there.

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