Gov. Nathan Deal’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2015 contains a surprising health care item: $13 million to fund air ambulance service in 14 southwest Georgia counties. If the funding is approved by the General Assembly, it will the first time the state has ever operated an ambulance service — either by air or by ground.
Georgia’s emergency medical providers are warning ongoing drug shortages could soon threaten the care they’re able to provide in dire situations. Emergency medical technicians said about 30 drugs currently on the Food and Drug Administration’s shortage list are used often in emergency and critical care situations.