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Eastern Cape emergency medical services under immense pressure: ‘The situation is critical’

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Emergency medical services (EMS) operating in the two Covid-19 coronavirus epicentres of Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape have testified to an increase in demand for their services since the second wave of the pandemic hit the province. Picture: Son
Emergency medical services (EMS) operating in the two Covid-19 coronavirus epicentres of Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape have testified to an increase in demand for their services since the second wave of the pandemic hit the province. Picture: Son

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Emergency medical services (EMS) operating in the two Covid-19 coronavirus epicentres of Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape have testified to an increase in demand for their services since the second wave of the pandemic hit the province.

This follows reports this week that there were only two ambulances servicing Covid-19 patients in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage.

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