Health officials in Turkey say a shortage of fuel for ambulances is putting them at a disadvantage.
The shortage is affecting the work of paramedics and paramedics themselves, with the shortage of gas leading to an increase in patients being taken to hospitals, a Health Ministry official told The Associated Press news agency.
The ministry has received more than 1,400 complaints about gas station owners, with some of the complaints being related to an inability to refill gas tanks.
A shortage of tanks for ambulance equipment was also reported.
The Ministry of Health in Turkey is trying to fill the tanks.
The Ministry of Transportation is also trying to get more ambulances to fill up their gas tanks, the official said.
Turkey is in the midst of an economic crisis.
Its economy is shrinking at a rapid pace and the country has a large number of people without jobs.
A major problem is the lack of jobs.
The government recently cut back its unemployment benefits, and some people have found themselves without jobs, prompting protests and clashes.
The Health Ministry has said it will take measures to fill ambulances with fuel as soon as it can.