NEW YORK - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is scaling back the number of subway stations where its emergency medical technicians are assigned.

The Daily News says EMTs will be deployed at four stations across Manhattan and the Bronx.

That's down from 12 when the program started over a year ago.

EMTs are being assigned to the 149th St.-Grand Concourse, 125th Street, Grand Central, and Times Square stops on the 4, 5, and 6 lines.

The EMTs will be at those stations from 6 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday.

They will also be on duty from 3 to 7 p.m. at Grand Central.

The agency's “EMT Help Hub Program” originally launched at a dozen stations in November 2017 as a way to help sick passengers and prevent delays.

Transit officials say the program is not shrinking, even though EMTs will be at fewer stations.

The agency says it's refocusing its resources on stations that will benefit the most from having EMTs on duty.