MEC Health Dr. Masuku ‘Volunteer time at the Emergency Medical Services’

‘Thank you to the Gauteng EMS crew at Dr. Yusuf Dadoo Base that allowed us to join them the whole night as part of our once a month voluntary clinical work.’ says Gauteng Health MEC Dr. Bandile Masuku.

Emergency Medical Services workers are really the heartbeat of the health system, our communities need to adopt EMS bases, and give full support to EMS. The violence that characterizes our society and an increase in motor vehicle accidents as a result of drunken driving does not make the work of EMS easy, and these are incidences that can be prevented.

I am so proud of the team in my office who took a basic life support class, they can now perform life support while waiting for help to arrive. We are appealing to everyone to join us on this monthly programme of voluntary work, you do not have to be a clinician to contribute to improving the health system.

For more information please contact

Kwara Kekana, Spokesperson: MEC for Health

074 054 3826

Kwara.Kekana@gauteng.gov.za

For media confirmations:

Philani Mhlungu, Media Liaison Officer: MEC for Health

060 961 2627

Philani.Mhlungu@gauteng.gov.za

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http://www.gauteng.gov.za

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