President Luis Abinader inaugurated the National System of Emergency Care and Security 911 in the northwestern province of Valverde. The service offers health, security, traffic assistance and fire-fighting assistance to about 173,000 inhabitants in the province.
Around 500 professionals are assigned to the new service, including 29 physicians, 29 nurses, 80 paramedics. Valverde is getting 15 ambulances and 15 motorcycle ambulances. The National Police is adding 120 agents at the call of citizens in Valverde. The transit agency, Digesett, is adding 28 more agents.
The Ministry of Public Works says that six patrol units will provide assistance on roads leading to and from Valverde.
“From now on, the inhabitants of Valverde and its municipalities will have a service that guarantees their life and safety,” said President Abinader.
Abinader said that with the addition of Valverde, the nationwide 911 service covers 89.4% of the population.
Speaking for the start of the service in Valverde, Vicente Mota Molina, director of the 911 agency, highlighted the importance of the service. He said coverage will reach the people who live in the municipalities of Mao, Esperanza and Laguna Salada in Valverde.
Present for the launching of the new service were Presidency Minister Lisandro Macarrulla; Public Health Minister Plutarco Arias and Defense Minister Carlos Luciano Díaz Morfa.
Also, present were the directors of the National Police, Major General Edward Sánchez González; of the National Health Service, Mario Lama, and Valverde governor Daysi Aquino Mesa, Valverde senator Eddy Nolasco, Montecristi senator Ramón Antonio Pimentel Gómez (Moreno Arias) and Santiago Rodríguez senator Antonio Marte.
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19 November 2020