"More than 160 volunteers provide services in Charities, with the current ambulance out of service, which dates from 2002 and was funded by the Government of the Left"
The Municipal UI + Greens in Totana, have raised a motion in Parliament Ordinary Thursday, the City Council to fund a new ambulance for the Red Cross Assembly.
"The current ambulance dates from 2002 when 28,000 euros was financed by the Corporation of the Left. That ambulance has not passed Technical Inspection Health, at the age of 8 years of life and is unusable, for months, for emergency services and transport of wounded, "they say from IU + LV in a statement.
"In the past social events, such as running or December Solidarity Procession of the Holy, the Red Cross volunteers in Totana, have had to resort to the Assemblies of Lorca, Aguilas and Sewer to cover possible emergencies, not to have their ambulance because it expired ... "said Councilman IU and rapporteur of the Motion, Juan José Canovas.
"This precarious situation is very worrying in a context, the general situation of abandonment to which the Corporation headed by Martínez Andreo has submitted to the Red Cross and totaneros more than 160 volunteers who selflessly provide their services in various local programs with commendable dedication. "
"The status of the ambulance, there is also the deplorable state of the buildings used by the charity, which carried out various social programs, mostly attended by young volunteers, so unselfish ..." said Cánovas .
"In November 2008, the Mayor of Totana, pledged to give the Red Cross ambulance. Promise not fulfilled, resulting in that volunteers do not have the most essential part of their work." Martínez Andreo, if has bought a luxury car from â‚¬ 40,000 for their service, while Red Cross volunteers, working in harsh conditions and without ambulance ... "riveted Cánovas.
Source: IU+LV Totana