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ambulanceNews24 reports that two paramedics had their belongings stolen while attending to a patient in Port Elizabeth, an emergency services spokesperson said on Sunday.  

EMS spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said that two paramedics were attending to an emergency on Hope Street in Central Port Elizabeth.  "They had attended a call out of a patient with a severe head pain.  They were treating the patient in the back of the ambulance when around eight men opened the front door of the ambulance.  One of the paramedics asked them what they were doing and they scattered in different directions."  Kupelo said the paramedics finished treating the patient and then realized a number of their belongings such as cell phones and other items were missing.  “It is unacceptable that this happens.  If it continues, we will have to wait for police escorts before we sent out paramedics.  And if we have to wait for police, who knows how long it would take to go out," Kupelo said

  • A short report by Kaveel Singh is at News24

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