On Monday, a helicopter from the Polish Medical Air Rescue was landing in one of the housing estates in Rataje in Poznań. He flew to the man with a suspicion – as it turned out confirmed – of a stroke. Every minute counted, and there was no free ambulance nearby.
The helicopter of the Polish Medical Air Rescue landed on Monday at the Heroes of World War II estate in Poznań. We received the recording showing the machine flying away from the block on Kontakt24. – We received information that the ambulance could not reach the patient, which is why the LPR helicopter was sent. Our task was to secure the helicopter landing site – explained TVN24 Michał Kucierski, press officer of the Poznań fire brigade.
The call was for a patient with a stroke. In this case, every minute counts. Hence, it was decided to send a helicopter to the site.
A similar situation took place on Monday in Warsaw. The helicopter of the Polish Medical Air Rescue landed at Bankowy Square. An employee of one of the nearby offices needed medical assistance.
Rescuers are protesting
Due to the protests of paramedics, 18 out of 26 ambulances departed on Monday in Poznań and Greater Poland, five of which were on duty by rescuers from the fire brigade. On Tuesday, there are even fewer crews – there are 14 ambulances, five of which are operated by firefighters.
Main photo source: Mirosław / Contact 24