KZN paramedics robbed at gunpoint

2015-10-15 16:59
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Durban - Two paramedics were held at gunpoint and robbed while attending to a patient in Besters, KwaMashu in KwaZulu-Natal, late on Tuesday night.

Spokesperson for the provincial Department of Health, Mr Sam Mkhwanazi, said,“KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has expressed alarm and disgust at the allegation that an Emergency Medical Services [EMS] crew was held up at gunpoint and robbed,” he said.  

“The EMS crew had responded to a distress call from a patient presenting with convulsions. It is alleged that while one of the crew members was treating the patient in the patient compartment of the ambulance, two men accosted the driver, pointed a firearm at him and demanded his bag. He handed it over and the men ran off. There was no injury to the staff members,” Mkhwanazi added.

The following items were stolen: rain suit/reflective jacket; stethoscope; blood pressure cuff, wallet, driver’s licence, ID name card, bank cards, BlackBerry charger, dictionary and Bible.

“MEC Dhlomo is once again calling on members of the community to protect paramedics.”

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