n Emergency Services SA - Ambulance rage on the rise : disturbing trend : insight

Volume 26, Issue 6
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Extracted from text ... 6 - ESSA NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2005 Insight In a sad indictment of society, recent months have seen a dramatic escalation of violent attacks by members of the public on emergency staff in South Africa. In fact, Cape Town ambulance personnel in October warned that they will soon not be attending to emergencies in certain areas if violent attacks on emergency workers continue. One emergency station commander was reported as saying that if authorities could not protect his employees - who were putting their lives at risk every day - from certain 'no-go' areas, they would have to transport patients ..

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