Medical Transfer System to be Implemented to Curb Use of Illegal Ambulances
The city will be establishing a professional non emergency medical transfer system in efforts to stop the use of illegal ambulances. The city’s health, population and family planning commission said that the system will take effect in the middle of the year and the city is referring to rather Shanghai or Beijing on the charges.
In 1990 illegal ambulances started to spread in Shenzhen after a residents develop the need to transfer dead patients back to their hometowns and with the city’s booming population meant more people will be needing medical transfer. And a emergency medical specialist in a local hospital said that patients are making transfer requests almost every day.
There are three types of transfers namely to request transfer of locations when patients are near death, to transfer to hospital in Shanghai, Beijing or Guangzhou to continue their treatment or to their hometowns to recuperate after getting treatment. These patients take these vehicles with professional medical equipment rather than ordinary transportation.