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A new ambulance comes to Greece

Outfitting an ambulance designed to transport vulnerable individuals

The Air Liquide Foundation is sponsoring RSF Hellas (Rescue, Search, First Aid), a Greek association with more than 80 volunteers that provide medical and paramedical services to victims of natural disasters, accidents, fires, etc. In particular, the foundation is supporting the association in its efforts to acquire new medical material for social ambulance, for transporting vulnerable individuals to and from healthcare facilities.

A growing number of vulnerable individuals

Ever since the 2009 financial crisis, the number of homeless persons and impoverished families has considerably increased in Athens. This extreme vulnerability has a significant impact on healthcare issues. At the same time, public healthcare infrastructures have been on the decline, and are currently struggling to meet this growing demand for public assistance.

A complement to public services

The association has acquired an ambulance, whose equipment is partially financed by the Air Liquide Foundation, in order to facilitate the transport of financially vulnerable individuals to and from hospitals. To accomplish its goals, RSF Hellas is cooperating with public services.

How is the Air Liquide Foundation involved?

The Air Liquide Foundation is supporting RSF Hellas by outfitting the ambulance with a new portable electrocardiograph and an LPG kit, which is more environmentally friendly.

PROJECT DETAILS

  • Project Leader: RSF Hellas
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Year of Support: 2017
  • Sponsor: Thanassis Zygouris, Air Liquide Hellas