Paramedics face disciplinary action after ‘hijacking’

THE provincial ambulance which was crashed into a shack in Tembisa. Photograph: Tembisan

By Jantji Ngwenyama

DISCIPLINARY action has been instituted against the paramedics who reported the “hijacking” of their ambulance while they were attending to a psychotic patient in Tembisa on December 31 last year.

This is according to Gauteng Department of Health‘s spokesman, Steve Mabona, after new information regarding the incident came to light.

Initial reports said on New Year’s Eve paramedics were hijacked at gunpoint while attending to a patient (35) in Tembisa.

The Tembisan later reported that this psychotic patient actually took the ambulance and drove off while both paramedics were inside the house. He crashed it into an empty shack and abandoned it.

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“An investigator has been appointed,” said Mabona. “We apologise for misleading the public.”
MEC Qedani Mahlangu said the paramedics knew they were not allowed to leave ambulances unattended. “Necessary corrective measures must be finalised,” he said.

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