The Bahamas needs much of its national debt written off to successfully recover following DORIAN!
The National Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) ambulance fleet boosted after the Demers-Braun-Crestline group – an ambulance manufacturer based in Quebec, Canada, recently donated two ambulances to the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA).
The donation brings the number of ambulances donated to the PHA in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian to ten (10).
The ambulances are the Type III MX164 models which feature best in class safety and ergonomics, reduced maintenance and an industry-leading mobility seat.
The donated emergency vehicles will bolster the ability of NEMS to respond to emergencies in Grand Bahama and Abaco where the service experienced a near-total loss of their ambulance fleet as a result of catastrophic flooding during Hurricane Dorian.
Director of NEMS, Dr. Alvery Hanna, expressed gratitude to the management and employees of Demers Ambulances for the donation saying “The donation of ambulances to our fleet in Grand Bahama and Abaco is truly a godsend as the demand is very high on these islands, even six weeks after the storm.”
She added that the deployment exercise of the donated emergency vehicles is aimed at ensuring that NEMS can provide full coverage in servicing the emergency medical needs of the Bahamian community.