BuzzSouthAfrica has confirmed the attack on a Western Cape ambulance crew by armed robbers while they were attending to a patient in urgent need of medical help.
Western Cape health emergency medical services confirmed the attack divulging that the armed robbers ambushed the ambulance crew and held them at gunpoint.
Robert Daniels the province’s health emergency medical services spokesperson stated that the “crew was held at gunpoint while tending to a patient in Walter Sisulu Drive, Harare, Khayelitsha.”
Daniels added that the crew was robbed of their mobile phones and that the incident has been reported to the police.
Quite recently, the Western Cape Health Emergency Medical Services shared the video below and urged viewers to share it and show their support towards the brave men and women of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
The video came with a message that read: “Emergency Care Practitioners is a vital and necessary part of every functioning society, and is needed to assist those in most need of medical care.”
As culled from the Medical Emergency Transport and Rescue department of the province, you can call 10177 for emergency medical care.
The department promised that an ambulance will be sent out immediately from one of the several dispatch centers in the province.
Nonetheless, when dialing 10177, you’re urged to provide the following information:
- The location (address) of the incident/accident or potential patient. Provide landmarks.
- The nature of the medical problem/incident. Speak clearly and calmly to the call taker and ensure that it is a real medical emergency as the tying up of resources could lead to the prolonged suffering or death of someone else.
- Give a contact person’s name and cell phone number to the call taker. Ensure that the telephone line is available until the ambulance arrives.