From its single
ambulance in 1930, MDA now has a fleet of over 700 modern
lifesaving vehicles serving the whole of Israel. Most of the
ambulances are attached to MDA First Aid Stations with other
stationed in villages, kibbutzim, major public places and
isolated border settlements.
MDA aims to provide
an ambulance for every type of medical emergency. In addition
to the standard ambulances, there is a fleet of Mobile Intensive
Care (MICU) vehicles. These are for the treatment of heart
attacks and serious road traffic accidents with one specialised
neonatal intensive care unit for the transfer of premature
high-risk new-borns. In addition, there are also 25 mobile
field dressing stations which are deployed in major disasters
and 20 bloodmobiles for the collection of blood donations
in the field.
$ 56,800 each
We are informed by Magen David Adom that American Ambulances
are preferred to British-made because of uniformity with other
Ambulances in service in Israel and also of spare parts being
more readily available in Israel.
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