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Slow ambulances belie Johannesburg’s boast



Jack Bloom

According to his family, an ambulance was called at 09:00 last week Wednesday, but only arrived at 13:30 when Hoker had already died after being driven to hospital in the van of a family friend.

This highlights once again the very poor ambulance service by the Johannesburg City Council which repeatedly boasts about providing a world-class response time.

The Council claims that more than 80 per cent of Priority 1 calls are responded to within 15 minutes. I have challenged this claim in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature as I receive many complaints about slow ambulance response times.

The Gauteng Health Department should step in and ensure that a decent ambulance service is provided to Johannesburg residents.


DA Gauteng Shadow MEC of Health

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  1. nat cheiman

    Jun 23, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    ‘The Council are liars, the same the ANC politicians protecting Zuma and his cronies .

    It is interesting to note that a statue of Mandela, placed in Ramallah, is far more important than services and running a \”world class city \”.

    How about the police in Pretoria running out of ammo, during the Tshwane riots?

    SA is the laughing stock of the world, and indeed, now Africa.

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