Dozens are out of ser­vice

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

Around a fifth of the ve­hi­cles in the na­tion­wide fleet of the coun­try’s am­bu­lance ser­vice (EKAB) are off the road due to re­pair re­quire­ments, ac­cord­ing to new fig­ures pre­sented in Par­lia­ment yesterday by Al­ter­nate Health Min­is­ter An­dreas Xan­thos. Of EKAB’s 620 am­bu­lances, 126 are not road­wor­thy. Xan­thos said a com­pe­ti­tion for the ac­qui­si­tion of 90 new ve­hi­cles is “at an ad­vanced stage” but it re­mained un­clear whether Euro­pean Union sub­si­dies have been se­cured for the pur­chase. One hun­dred of the ve­hi­cles in EKAB’s fleet were do­nated by the Greek Union of Shipown­ers in 2009.

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