Trinidad-and-Tobago’s-ambulance-service-500x333There has been concern from citizens in Trinidad and Tobago with the response time of the ambulance service.

In fact the service has come in for harsh criticism lately.

Recently Kevin Pinchilia, 29, revealed that his wife of eight years Lydia Mohammed-Pinchilia, also 29, died after waiting for over half-an-hour for an ambulance to arrive to take her for urgent medical attention.

Paul Anderson CEO of the ambulance services that supplies Trinidad and Tobago, GMRTT has stated that the ambulance service is up to the standard required.

He said the problem lay in the length of time it took the ambulances to hand over a patient at a receiving facility.

He was speaking on the Power Breakfast Show on Power 102.1 fm this morning.

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He said that the average amount of time it takes an ambulance to hand over a patient is approximately 40 mins or more.

He revealed that this was too long and unless that issue was fixed it would continue to hinder the job of the ambulance service.

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Paul Anderson CEO of the ambulance services that supplies Trinidad and Tobago, GMRTT.