Worn by time and constant use, Guerrero’s Secretary of Health, with the support of Public Welfare and the Government of the Republic, will replace parts of 180 ambulances, some of which are more than 10 years old.
In the entity, there are an average of 3,500 annual accidents registered in its 81 municipalities and which last year resulted in 1,823 injuries and 915 hospital discharges.
Health chief Ade Ibarez Castro told a virtual meeting this morning that the state has “a death rate of 128 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants and 13.1 deaths per 100 accidents.”
He said that of the 180 ambulances that Guerrero has, 25 are more than 10 years old and/or used for 250,000 kilometers or more, and that the high number of transfers of sick patients due to Covid resulted in unusual and suffered premature wear. -19.19.
During a meeting convened by the National Public Charity and the government of the state of Guerrero, a draft agreement was presented through which 25 ambulances would be received, of which 18 would be for basic emergencies and 7 for advanced emergencies.
It was explained that, with the new team, it intends to provide services for the benefit of 3 million 530 thousand people of Guerrero in 8 regions of the state, which the Regulatory Center for Medical Emergencies (CRUM) provides pre-hospital services to the various public provides care. Health problems that exist in the state 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
The health secretary assured that the ambulances “comply with the technical specifications established in the regulation of health services”. and Prehospital Care, published in the Official Gazette of the Federation in September 2014.
In Guerrero, due to its age and decline, the Ministry of Health requires basic and advanced emergency ambulance-type medical units to provide timely care and reduce mortality and disability for adverse events resulting from emergency situations .
The new equipment will seek to strengthen medical evacuation and rescue operations for victims of accidents or natural calamities in public or private hospitals.