Almost all ambulance stations are getting new ambulances in 2019 and 2020, the state secretary for health said on Saturday, marking National Ambulance day.
All ambulances come with state-of-the-art equipment, Ildikó Horváth said at an event in the City Park.
Some 2,500 pieces of ambulance equipment are being purchased, including defibrillators and breathing apparatus, with government support of 1.6 billion forints (EUR 4.8m), she added.
A total of 254 ambulances will be acquired this year and next, resulting in a total of 1,000 new ambulances purchased since 2010, she said.
The director of ambulance services Gábor Csató said the number of successful resuscitations doubled last year.