FS EMS attacked by gang while attending to a patient

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The attack on the Free State Emergency Medical Services’ (EMS) crew in the early hours of Sunday morning in Lusaka in Theunissen has been described as highly concerning.

The spokesperson of the Department of Health, Mondli Mvambi, says MEC Montseng Tsiu has condemned this attack on the EMS crew by gang members whilst attending to an assaulted patient. Mvambi says the crew fled the scene leaving behind one other ambulance which had punctured tyres and the South African Police Services (SAPS) were called to assist. He says the incident follows a break-in at the clinic and an attempt to steal a patient transport vehicle in the same town.

“EMS crews will receive counselling and support to come to terms with this unwelcome incident,” she adds. Tsiu has called on communities to refrain from attacking EMS personnel who are simply doing their job, saving lives.

 

OFM News/Lucky Nkuyane