The month of August, known as the holiday period par excellence, brings with it a significant increase in road and transport accidents across the country. This increase in road accidents has a direct impact on health transport, generating a higher demand for emergency medical services and posing significant challenges for health professionals.
During the summer, thousands of tourists and citizens take to the roads to enjoy their well-deserved holidays. Although this holiday period is a time of joy and relaxation, it also becomes a scenario for road incidents, due to increased traffic, fatigue, high temperatures and reckless driving.
In this context, medical transport is directly affected. Ambulances and emergency medical teams face an increase in their interventions, as they have to deal with a higher number of accidents. Rapid response and adequate medical care in these cases can make the difference between life and death, so emergency services must be prepared to deal with this situation.
Proper equipment of ambulances is critical for emergency services. At KARTSANA, we have 37 years of experience and first-hand knowledge of the sector, and as manufacturers of stretchers for ambulances, we offer a wide range of state-of-the-art products, designed and equipped to facilitate the important work of medical technicians, which is crucial when attending to any incident.
To mitigate the accident rate in August, it is important to promote awareness and road safety education for both drivers and pedestrians. Awareness campaigns on the importance of respecting traffic rules, avoiding drinking and driving and getting enough rest before driving are essential to reduce the number of accidents.
In addition, the implementation of technology in traffic management and medical transport can be of great help. Real-time information systems, which allow medical services to know the traffic situation and adapt their routes, can improve response times and the efficiency of interventions.
It is imperative that both society and authorities get involved in road accident prevention to ensure the safety of all citizens and the efficiency of medical care at times of high demand. Collaboration between different entities, awareness raising and investment in technology are key to addressing this challenge and ensuring safe and effective medical transport in the country.