Volunteer paramedics patrol streets of Venezuela's capital

With Venezuela's hospitals and ambulance services crippled by the country's long-running economic and social crisis, a volunteer corps of paramedics formed two years ago to respond to medical emergencies. With donated labor and medical supplies, along with charitable funding, Angels of the Road handles three or four emergency calls per day, mostly auto accidents. Research shows that speedy and expert trauma care saves lives. This service fills a gap in a country where many cannot afford private ambulance services, and public services lack the resources to be fully functioning.

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