Ambulance fleet in Nur-Sultan increased by almost 2.5 times
New vehicles will improve efficiency of medical assistance to the population of the capital. Altay Kulginov, mayor of Nur-Sultan, informed his Instagram followers about that, the official website of the mayor's office reports.
"114 vehicles were procured for the medical ambulance station and police department. 65 of them have already been handed over to the police, and 14 more were provided to the ambulance station. By the end of the year, the station's medical staff will receive 35 more vehicles. We have previously provided over 50 mobile intensive care units.
Thus, in less than a year, the ambulance fleet has increased by almost 2.5 times. Last December, the fleet consisted of 64 vehicles; from now, there will be 165 vehicles.
Following the Head of State instruction, we pay due attention to the upgrade and replenishment of the vehicle pool of urgent medical care, police department, public services, public transport, etc.
Since our citizens call the ambulance first, every minute counts. Our health workers have been at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus for many months. They have saved many lives. New mobile ICUs are equipped with all the necessary first aid devices: artificial lung ventilation and oxygen inhalation set; defibrillator monitors; electric suction devices; resuscitation and anesthesia monitors with BP, temperature and oxygen saturation measurement, and other features.
Considering seasonal diseases and COVID-19 risks, these vehicles ensure better assistance to our community. At the peak of the disease, the ambulance station received over 3,000 calls every day. Increasing the fleet by 2.5 times will both expedite assistance and significantly facilitate the work of medical personnel. Half a billion KZT was allocated for medical residency training, which is almost 300 tuition grants.
Our police officers are on guard; their fleet has been replenished with 65 cars (previously, they received additional 13 cars). During the state of emergency, police officers were on duty at roadblocks around the clock for two months. Day and night, they ensure law and order. All for the safety of the community!" - wrote Altay Kulginov.
Astana Motors, considering the social responsibility, delivered the vehicles of local assembly purchased by the akimat ahead of time.
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