Egypt’s Ministry of Health announces the introduction of electric ambulance scooters to the Egyptian Ambulance Authority.
The ambulance scooters are expected to revolutionise Egypt’s medical sector, with their high speed and ability to maneuver in narrow streets which will allow them to reach the patient much quicker. However, Hossam Abd El Ghaffar, spokesman of Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population explained that although the paramedic (scooter leader) will be provided with a first-aid kit, it will only be a temporary aid until the ambulance arrives to the patient’s location.
In light of the long-awaited COP27 happening later in Egypt this November, the environmentally-friendly scooter runs on electric-charging, and can travel more than 100km in a single charge.
Mohamed Gad, Head of the Egyptian Ambulance Authority, says that this scooter is part of the efforts being taken by the government to become environmentally friendly, mentioning how the Egyptian Ambulance Authority has built 77 solar plants in several of its branches to become more reliant on clean energy.
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