Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva viewed the new ambulance vans delivered to the country by State Agency on Mandatory Health Insurance

22 september 2020, 12:30

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva viewed the new ambulance vans delivered to the country by State Agency on Mandatory Health Insurance.

Improving the quality of medical services in the fight against coronavirus, strengthening the material and technical infrastructure in this area, including the provision of new ambulance vans, are of particular importance.

On the instructions of President Ilham Aliyev, all necessary work is underway in this area. The first part of the newly ordered ambulance vans arrived in July, and the second one has just been delivered.

The new vans are equipped both as ordinary and resuscitation vehicles. The level of equipment available in the ambulances enables the patients to receive all the necessary first, emergency, and urgent medical care and resuscitation.

The vans have several unique features. In particular, the ambulance vans based on Mercedes Sprinter 416 differ from other ambulances in terms of equipment and the range of medical care. The vans have several stretchers – the central stretcher, multifunctional stretcher (without steps), scoop stretcher, spinal stretcher, vacuum stretcher and pump, tent, inflatable, traction and vacuum tire sets, defibrillator, portable ventilator, inhaler, electrocardiogram, intensive care set, etc.

The ambulance vans based on Ford Transit are equipped with a stretcher and a mattress, suction equipment, oxygen cylinders, etc.

Azerbaijan is one of the most capable countries in the fight against COVID-19. At present, 46 hospitals serve coronavirus patients in the country. During the pandemic, the number of laboratories was increased from six to 45. There are 11 modular hospitals and two infirmaries. The number of tests conducted in the country exceeds 1 million. The primary purpose of the measures is to protect the health of Azerbaijani citizens.