The Red Cross purchased 11 new ambulances, valued at ₡254 million. The purchase was made thanks to the Social Protection Board. The high roof microbus type emergency vehicles are a 2019 model.
The communities that will benefit from the new fleet include Orotina, Miramar, Las Juntas, Liberia, Aguabuena, Aguas Zarcas, Buenos Aires and many more.
The emergency fleet is environmentally friendly. Each ambulance is certified by the United Nations for carbon offset for a period of 10,000 km. They have passive safety systems as well. These include ABS, EBD, and Brake Assist.
The general manager of the Costa Rican Red Cross said, “the new units are a significant contribution for the institution to continue offering a quality care service to the thousands of people who require assistance and help in the country.”
The Social Protection Board thanks those who buy its lottery tickets and support the Red Cross and 500 nonprofit social initiatives that receive contributions from the Board.