ambulanceNews24 reports that the Gauteng Department of Health has condemned an attack on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers on Sunday night in Winterveld, Pretoria North.  

The crew were attacked by two gunmen while attending to a patient.  "Two males approached the open ambulance door whilst the crew was busy sighting an IV line for the patient, and produced a gun.  The perpetrators fled with the belongings of the crew.  Fortunately no one was harmed," the department advised.  It went on to say:  "Our healthcare resources are stretched to the limit as we work around the clock to curb the spread of Covid-19.  The last thing we want is for healthcare workers to start fearing for their lives, instead of being concerned about saving as many lives as possible."  It also said the safety of its staff members was a top priority.


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