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Purchase of Over 30 Ambulance Vehicles Is Planned in Astana until the End of 2016

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It is planned to purchase more than 30 ambulance vehicles in Astana until the end of 2016. The Mayor of the capital Asset Issekeshev told about this in Astana at the solemn opening ceremony of the Central Ambulance Station.

“Today the Mayor’s Office of Astana is creating all the necessary conditions for your work. We understand that the work of the ambulance doctors has one of the highest degrees of responsibility and risk. Therefore, we are constantly working to improve the health status of the medical worker, providing him with all the social benefits”, – the Mayor of Astana Asset Issekeshev said at the opening of the facility.

In addition, according to the mayor, this year systematic work on providing housing for medical workers has been started. As for today, 30 apartments from the housing stock of the city have been allocated to the ambulance staff. It is also planned to build a family-style dormitory for medical workers.

Asset Issekeshev familiarized with the territory of the fleet, with the work of the single dispatching service and met with the staff of the city ambulance station. The mayor of Astana has identified the priorities for the new medical service in anticipation of EXPO-2017.

Construction of the Central Ambulance Station was launched in July 2015 and completed in November this year. Capacity of the service station is 274 departures per day. The total number of the medical staff is 1 561 people, including 118 doctors, 858 paramedics, 179 junior medical specialists, 331 drivers and 75 serving individuals.

The facility is equipped with a fleet and a complex of reanimation, linear sanitary vehicles. The single emergency response service has been created at the station by bringing together the city’s medical call center with 103 dispatching service, satellite monitoring (GPS) for the ambulance vehicles has been established. Now all the calls of citizens on healthcare issues will be concentrated in the single center.

Source: Akimat of Astana

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