n Emergency Services SA - Protecting our paramedics : editor's comment

Volume 26, Issue 6
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Extracted from text ... Protecting our paramedics The South African public responded with unsuppressed horror and outrage to a recent expos? on national television that highlighted the shocking, almost impossibly challenging conditions facing ambulance personnel on duty in the Northern and Eastern Cape provinces. Also featured, in contrast, was the Western Cape's ambulance service, which is widely rated as the most efficient in the country. The investigative journalism programme, Special Assignment, had its cameras zoom in on dilapidated and dirty ambulances, a lack of basic medical equipment, virtually non-existent communication facilities and, not surprisingly, despondent personnel, who often work as one person crews, individually ..

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