New EMS provider named, Pro-Medic out


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The San Benito City Commission opted to go with the ambulance providers Med-Care of McAllen. Pro-Medic EMS previously served the city and was recently under fire for allegedly slow ambulance response times. Shown is Romeo Aranjon of Pro-Medic during a city commission meeting, in which such matters were addressed, in April of this year. (File photo)

The San Benito City Commission approved the recommendation of a committee specifically appointed to weigh in on the selection of a new ambulance provider.

At Tuesday’s regular city commission meeting, commissioners unanimously voted to contract with Med-Care EMS of McAllen, as recommended by the committee, at no cost to the city for a three-month evaluation period. Place 4 City Commissioner Celeste Zepeda Sanchez made the motion and was seconded by Plc. 1 Commissioner Antonio Gonzales.

The decision ends four years of service provided by Pro-Medic EMS, a San Juan-based emergency services provider that in 2010 was serving San Benito for $4,000 a month. Commissioners said this was necessary as Pro-Medic’s contract expired earlier this year.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Dec. 15 edition of the San Benito News. Or view our E-Edition by clicking here.

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