The National Ambulance
Service is set to receive HUF 15.5 billion (EUR 61.55 million) in European
Union funding via Hungary’s National Development Plan, the head of the service,
Zsigmond Göndöcs said.
Once the service receives
the money it will be used to invest in its computer network, build new
ambulance stations and replace its fleet of vehicles. The service is planning
to increase the percentage of incidents it attends within 15 minutes of
receiving an emergency call from the current 78% to 90%.
Göndöcs was speaking at
an event to mark the 60th anniversary of the ambulance service.