On October 2, the Republic of Moldova marks the first "National Ambulance Day"
On October 2, the "National Ambulance Day" will be marked in the Republic of Moldova for the first time. The decision to establish a new day was recently approved by the Government and aims to increase the degree of responsibility of citizens, both to protect their own lives and of those around them.
Currently, around 5,600 employees are active in the pre-hospital emergency medical assistance service, who intervene annually in around 1 million requests. The service is also essential in emergency cases, such as pandemics, earthquakes, floods, the refugee crisis or war, according to the Ministry of Health.
Moreover, this October marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the emergency medical assistance service, the coordination of which is provided by the National Center for Pre-Hospital Urgent Medical Assistance (CNAMUP).
Ambulance Day is marked in several European countries, including Romania, by organizing events with the participation of the population, medical institutions, authorities and NGOs.