Turkish carmaker DHL, which was once an industry rival, has signed a deal to supply ambulance equipments to the Turkish Republic of Turkey.DHL will sell ambulances, ambulance kits, paramedic and other equipment to hospitals and medical centers.
The deal, signed by DHL CEO Ertan Duran, is for a total value of USD 6.3 billion (RM 6.8 billion) in 2019, according to an official statement.
The deal, which is for the first time, comes on the heels of Turkey’s approval of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (IFTCC), which includes new standards for e-cigarettes and vaping, as well as tobacco-control laws.
The IFTCC is the most comprehensive effort yet to prevent the use of tobacco in the modern world.
Turkey, one of the most smokers in the world, recently approved a draft national strategy for tobacco control, with the aim of reducing tobacco use in public health measures and by 2020 the country is set to pass the WHO-approved tobacco-free target by 2030.
In 2016, Turkey became the first country in the region to ban e-cigarette products.