EAS has four new ambulances
BARBADOS HAS improved its ability to respond to medical emergencies, with the acquisition of four more ambulances, valued at a total of about $800 000.
The vehicles, bought by Government from Toyota dealer Nassco Limited, were handed over to the Emergency Ambulance Service (EAS) today.
Minister of Health John Boyce said the vehicles would help build back up the ambulance fleet “to the level which we need to be at to manage this service properly”.
However, he said the service had been able “to respond in a reasonable time to most emergencies”.
He said “nuisance calls” and inadequate vehicle maintenance were two problems which he hoped would be solved. (TY)