Guam - Talofofo mayor Vicente Taitague says he's concerned with the shortage of ambulances for the island. Taitague says although this has been an issue for the last several years, he notes it has become a growing concern since many of the units are lacking parts and aren't undergoing proper maintenance. He says sometimes it takes a couple of hours for medics to respond to incidences in his village.
"A couple of days ago, it took two hours for an ambulance to arrive from Umatac. The guy got a heart attack. He's lucky he survived. So it's a critical issue and it need to be addressed, especially by the governor. The fire chief should be concerned too and not wait till the last hour when we start screaming. Let us know so we can help out," he said.
With election season upon us, Taitague is hoping the next elected governor would keep this issue as a priority.