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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Karachi gang members kill 15 passers-by in attack outside market

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:46pm by AP

    ... said supporters of a gang leader killed overnight in a shoot-out with police were behind the violence. Television footage from the scene showed ambulances taking the wounded to hospitals ...

  2. Refurbished ambulances fuel row over outsourcing

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The fire department has begun refurbishing ambulances to prepare for the outsourcing of some of its duties to the Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS), ambulance service sources said yesterday. One source said it was believed the refurbished ambulances would become the fleet for the AMS. 'Many people have seen [the refurbishment work]. I have seen it myself, ...

  3. Road rage blocks ambulance

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A man whose car was hit by an ambulance took drastic action to block the emergency vehicle, which was ferrying an elderly Wong Tai Sin woman to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The ambulance driver had not noticed the minor collision, in which one of the car's mirrors was broken, and continued on his journey, a Fire Services Department spokesman said. He called police ...

  4. Plan for auxiliary to take non-urgent ambulance calls

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Fire chiefs are studying ways to let the Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) take over more non-emergency calls for ambulances. The Fire Services Department registered a record 584,882 ambulance calls last year, of which 34,175 were for non-emergencies, such as requests for hospital transfers. Fire Services Department chief Joe Kwok Jing-keung said yesterday he expected ...

  5. Lecturer dies after ambulance mix-up

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A lecturer who collapsed at the Institute of Vocational Education in Kowloon Tong died yesterday after an apparent mix-up involving ambulance staff delayed his arrival at a hospital by about half an hour. The Fire Services Department promised to investigate the delay, which apparently came after three ambulance crew members- including the driver- thought they were ...

  6. Academics hail plan to grade the priority of ambulance calls

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A plan to grade ambulance calls according to their urgency has been backed by Chinese University academics. The proposed medical priority despatch system would allow paramedics ... Professor Rainer said. Of 124 patients suffering from cardiac arrest between July and December 2002, only one was saved, he said. Just 12 per cent of patients sent to emergency rooms by ambulance ...

  7. Pledge to keep the ambulances moving

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Traffic congestion in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel will not affect emergency services, the deputy fire chief said yesterday. His comments come despite an admission that ambulances ... the department had been in close contact with the Transport Department so special arrangements could be made for ambulances in the event of a traffic jam in the tunnels. Last year, 91 per cent ...

  8. Fire safety firm joins ambulance venture

    Posted Jan 20th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Firefighting system solutions provider China Fire Safety and the largest ambulance manufacturer in northern Europe will invest 30 million yuan to set up China's first ambulance factory. Under an agreement signed yesterday, China Fire Safety's subsidiary Tung Shing Trade Development will establish a company in Hong Kong with Finland's Profile Vehicles ...

  9. Ambulance union decries lack of staff

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Caryn Yap 'Unfair' allocation of resources blamed for inadequate service amid rise in demand People are dying because a lack of resources is preventing ambulances from upholding ... the government and Legislative Council to investigate the 'unfair' allocation of resources within the Fire Services Department (FSD), which operates the city's ambulances. 'The ...

  10. Tunnel jams 'threaten ambulance service'

    Posted May 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Severe congestion in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel could theoretically strand Hong Kong Island without readily available ambulances, the head of the ambulancemen's union warned yesterday. Such a scenario could occur if Hong Kong Island ambulances get stuck in today's predicted traffic jams because they have to cover incidents or transport patients ...




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