Plan to install defibrillator in Glasgow taxis

A MANUFACTURER has called on the Scottish Government to help fund a plan to install defibrillators in Glasgow taxis in an effort to help prevent deaths from heart attacks.

Allied Vehicles, which adapts cars and trucks into taxies and other special-purpose vehicles, is in discussions with the Scottish Ambulance Service and the government to implement the concept to help reach emergency cases faster.

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Allied aims to see the project run first in Glasgow then across Scotland, ultimately rolling it out UK-wide. The initiative will involve giving taxi drivers who choose to participate training to operate the machines.