Two single-seater buses in the British capital have been turned into full-fledged ambulances for transporting patients with coronavirus in order to further increase the reserve of the healthcare system.
According to The Guardian.
Most of the seats have been removed from the salon, creating beds for four patients. They are equipped with everything necessary to safely bring critically ill patients to the hospital, including monitors for monitoring the condition and oxygen.
The public transportation company Go-Ahead has offered buses to the city to increase the medical service’s ability to transport patients to hospitals, including the Nightingale Field Hospital, which has reopened as hospitalizations rise.
The converted ambulances will be powered by four drivers from the company, a medical team from the NHS, and a local emergency charity. The bus operator had to select four drivers from numerous employees who agreed to such a special role.
The buses will begin to be used for a new purpose in the coming days.
As the newspaper notes, this is probably the first time that the National Service doctors will use such “ambulances” to transport patients.
Two days ago, the UK recorded a new maximum for coronavirus deaths — 1610 per day. A few days earlier, the government reported that the number of hospitalizations had reached the highest rates since the beginning of the epidemic — about every 30 seconds, a new patient was brought to hospitals.
We will remind, in the spring, during the “first wave” of the epidemic, France converted into a “fast” high-speed train — to transport patients between regions.