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Operation against “duck” ambulances begins on August 23 in CDMX – El Sol de México

On August 23, the Government of Mexico City will start operations to the ambulance reviewin order to ensure that the vehicles comply with the safety guidelines and have the necessary equipmentas well as trained personnel to deal with emergencies.

Ángel González Domínguez, director of the Health Protection Agency (Agepsa), He stated that there are currently 539 public and private ambulances that have already been verified, are safe and have been ruled; every day they review between three and four units.

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During a review of units at the headquarters of the Secretary of Health of the CDMX, the official reported that it is certain that in Mexico City there are 600 public ambulances. Separately, local authorities reported that there are around 300 individuals.

However, they do not know the true number of “duckling ambulances”, that is to say that there is no definitive universe of the total number of ambulances that circulate in the country’s capital.

He explained that the ambulance verification process seeks to obtain the approval of both the Health Protection Agency in the measures related to the pre-hospital care service; as well as the Ministry of Mobility, regarding the issuance of exclusive plates for them; and of the Ministry of the Environment, so that they comply with the vehicle verification program.

The owners of the ambulances must voluntarily go to Agepsa, where they check each requirement that guarantees their operation, so that they have the opportunity to comply with the regulations on the matter and, on the day of the review, Obtain your respective certificate.

On the day of the operation, a device will be deployed with personnel from different agencies, including the Secretariat of Citizen Security of the capital, who will intervene when there are citizen reports of units that do not meet specifications such as plate, equipment, labeling and identification of those who attend it.

In this sense, González Domínguez launched a call to the population of CDMX, so that they report to the Health Protection Agency, through Locatel, 911 and social networks every time they locate irregular units.

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The revisions as of August 23 will be carried out based on the Regulation to regulate the vehicles used as ambulances that circulate in Mexico City, as well as the technical personnel that provide their services in the matter. The maximum sanctions for ambulances that fail to comply are the referral of the vehicles to the corralón, as well as their temporary or permanent suspension.

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