CASH-STRAPPED health chiefs have come under fire after it emerged they spent more than £12.5M on taxis over the last four years.

The cabs were used for ferrying patients and staff around and also used for moving medical equipment and medical records.

Figures obtained through freedom of information laws revealed Scotland’s health boards spent £12,728,369.70 on taxis from 2011/12 to 2014/15.

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