westerncape thumb medium80 80News24 reports that with paramedics having again come under attack, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has held high-level talks with the police.  

On Wednesday, he indicated:  "Our healthcare workers and frontline staff must be kept safe.  Over the past week, we have continued to see a number of attacks on our Emergency Medical Services [EMS] officials and vehicles."  Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo added:  "It is important for our people to realise that the safety of our communities is inextricably linked to the safety of health workers.  It is sad that often these attacks take place in extremely vulnerable communities where emergency services are most needed.  Currently, we are facing challenging service pressures with the Covid-19 pandemic in our country.  This is a period when Emergency Medical Services will be in demand at a community level, even more so in the public health system.  Mbombo urged all residents to protect EMS personnel while they were rendering their crucial services and asked that they should they witness any attacks to report those to the police immediately.  

Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page