In the United States announced the possible collapse of the ambulance service
The United States Ambulance Association has told the Department of Health and Human Services that the emergency medical system is “at the breaking point” due to the situation with the coronavirus. NBC News reports about it with reference to the received document.
“The 911 emergency medical system in all states is working to the limit. Collapse is not ruled out without additional help, ”the message says. The association said ambulance workers need a total of $ 2.62 billion, at a rate of $ 43.5 for each of the approximately 60,000 ambulance services that respond to emergency 911 calls.
Similar requests were received earlier, but the association received nothing other than a payment in April in the amount of $ 350 million. “Compared to what other (agencies) we know in the health sector have received, this is only a small fraction,” said New York City Ambulance Officer Hanan Cohen.
Earlier, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices under the US Department of Health identified the first recipients of the coronavirus vaccine. These should be health workers and the elderly living in nursing homes.