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BC Liberals Invest In Emergency Services

/ 97.3 The Eagle

B-C’s health minister says the province will spend more than 91 million dollars over the next three years to beef up its emergency services. Terry Lake says 60 paramedics and 20 emergency dispatchers will be hired, and six new ambulances purchased. Lake says the extra staff and equipment will help meet goals for faster response times in emergencies, such as the nine-minute goal for urban centres. The province has also implemented a program that will allow paramedics to provide minor health services in dozens of rural communities.

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