New Ebola measure foresees lining ambulance cabs with plastic sheets

The use of transparent plastic sheets to line the cabins of EKAB emergency ambulances has been included in the list of precautionary measures to be taken in the eventuality of EKAB ambulance crews being called to handle a suspected case of Ebola.

The step was included in a new directive issued by Health Ministry general secretary Christina Papanikolaou as part of security measures to be taken by ambulance staff.

In the new directive, Papanikolaou reiterated that the capital’s Amalia Fleming and Sotiria hospitals are both equipped with special units to treat possible Ebola patients, while more facilities could be added by a newly established national committee set up by the ministry to handle the Ebola crisis.

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