Delivery of a Vehicle to the Municipality of Anogia, Crete, part of the SNF’s Grant to the National Center for Emergency Care
18 March 2018

On Sunday, March 18th, 2018, the Municipality of Anogia in Crete, received one of the 143 fully-equipped ambulances, as part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s grant to the National Center for Emergency Care (EKAV), totaling €14 million, which was announced in April 2017.

The delivery took place at the Health Center of Anogia, in the presence of the Greek Minister of Health, Mr. Andreas Xanthos, the Greek Alternate Health Minister, Mr. Pavlos Polakis, and the COO of the SNF’s Athens office, Mr. John Zervakis. 

So far, the complete fleet of ambulances has been delivered to EKAV, while 136 vehicles have been distributed for operation, in successive phases, to EKAV’s branches across Greece. The distribution began in January 2018. In addition to the successive deliveries, EKAV crew members have also been trained in the operation of the new vehicles.

Specifically, the SNF grant entails the delivery of 65 conventional ambulances, 22 mobile medical units, 6 of which cover the needs of air ambulance services with specialized equipment for newborns, 26 4x4 ambulances and 30 low-volume vehicles. Through its grant, the SNF has also supported the digital upgrade of EKAV’s Operations Center in Attica.