Ambulances will stop leaving for non-urgent calls in Latvia due to rising fuel prices. This was announced by the head of the emergency medical service (NMPD) Liene Cipule.
According to her, the rise in energy prices makes medical institutions face an urgent need to carefully assess the urgency of calls from local residents. Over the past year, the cost of fuel in the country has increased by an average of one and a half times, and gasoline at gas stations is sold at a price of at least 2 euros.
In addition, there is a shortage of workers in Latvia. The ambulance service was unable to staff more than 20 medical teams, according to a local TV channel.
Police in the US state of Michigan, meanwhile, refuse to respond to calls due to record high fuel prices in the US. Isabella County spent all of its gasoline funds in the months leading up to the new budget.