AMAL – the Algarve Intermunicipal Community association – is to request the refund of 1.3 million euros invested in 30 ventilators, purchased for the Algarve Hospital Group (CHUA), and which do not work, newspaper Público reported on Sunday. AMAL president António Pina, quoted by Público, said that "there is a consensus to demand the refund of the money", taking into account that the ventilators, bought in China, last year, were found to have insurmountable technical problems, confirmed by the non-profit organisation Common Use Service of Hospitals (SUCH). Sul Informação