Canada unveils heavyweight ambulance
Jun 25 01:15 PM US/Eastern
Healthcare officials in Calgary have unveiled a new ambulance designed for treating and transporting obese patients in an emergency, believed to be the first of its kind in this country.
The ambulance is equipped with a wide stretcher and a mechanical lift that gently raises patients weighing up to 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms) into the carriage.
A regular ambulance is sized for patients weighing up to 350 pounds (160 kilograms), officials said.