The Emergency Medicine Institute of Dubrovnik-Neretva County received the keys to four new vehicles today, intended for operation in Dubrovnik, Metkovic and Ploče. “Today we are delivering four new emergency vehicles. This renews the Institute's rolling stock, which has 25 emergency vehicles and needs to be refurbished every year to reach the desired standard, which is that vehicles are no more than 5 years old and do not exceed 200,000 kilometres,” said the County Prefect Mayor Nikola Dobroslavic on the occasion.
The vehicles are worth 2.2 million Kuna, with the County allocating around 1.4 million, 00,000, the Institute funding 500,000, the City of Metkovic 200,000 and the City of Ploce 150,000.
The director of the Institute for Emergency Medicine, Luka Lulic, said that every new vehicle is an added value to the Institute because it is a basic tool for work and stressed that these are very high quality vehicles that will mean a lot. “These are vehicles of the brand VW Transporter Furgon 2.0 TDI 4 Motion, which are slightly more expensive than the others because they have independent suspension, and which is especially important for the inhabitants of the Neretva Valley who have more than 100 kilometres to the hospital. The vehicles are specifically tailored to the needs of lying patients to help them 'tolerate' the road,” said Lulic.