Speaking to Lusa agency, the president of the LBP said that the League is carrying out a survey of the INEM ambulances entrusted to humanitarian associations and fire departments.
“We did a survey of the fire departments and the panorama is not very good and shows how firefighters are being supported in the health area. There are 20 or 30 municipalities in this country that are being supported in emergency transport by ambulances in this state”, said António Nunes.
According to the LBP, the survey showed that there are 31 INEM ambulances with more than 13 years old and with thousands of kilometres on the clock.
“Of the 31 ambulances, 11 are 13 years old, 14 are 14 years old, two are 15 years old, two are 16 years old, one is 18 years old and even one is 21 years old. One of the 13-year-old ambulances has clocked up more than one million kilometres, nine more have 500 thousand and 18 more have 400 thousand”.
“It is evident that most of these cases are ambulances that are in the most disadvantaged counties. They are ambulances in which alternatives are very scarce, they are corporations that only have two or three more ambulances and these INEM ambulances are the ones that go out every day, for example for road accidents ”, he said.