Province Must Intervene in Joburg Ambulances

Jack Bloom MPL

DA Gauteng Health Spokesman

I am sceptical that Johannesburg’s proposed merger of Emergency Management Services (EMS) with its Metro Police Department will fix up its very poor emergency ambulance service.

Residents have suffered because of poor response times that endanger lives.

Johannesburg EMS refuses to even provide its response times to province.

Former Johannesburg EMS chief Audrey Gule left under a cloud, and mismanagement continues to occur.

The Auditor-General found that more than R9 million was irregularly spent on equipment and uniforms.

The Gauteng Health Department should intervene to ensure that Johannesburg gets a decent emergency ambulance service.

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