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Pruszków. There was no free ambulance. They took the patient on a fire truck to a helicopter

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Firemen were sent to a woman suspected of having a stroke in Pruszków due to the lack of a free ambulance. The Polish Medical Air Rescue could not land where the patient was. The woman was taken to the helicopter in a fire truck.

The reporter of tvnwarszawa.pl Artur Węgrzynowicz learned about the incident. – Around 10.30 am, firefighters were ordered to a medical event at Ołówkowa Street. The report stated that there was no wheeled ambulance available. The firemen were the first to arrive. They were helping a woman suspected of having a stroke. The Air Ambulance Service was ordered on the spot – told our reporter Karol Kroć from the County Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Pruszków.

The fireman added that the helicopter could not land where the patient was. He landed at Staszica Street.

– By the Volunteer Fire Brigade car, the patient, assisted by firefighters and medical personnel from the air ambulance service, was transported to a helicopter and further to the hospital – added Kroć.

Paramedics protest

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We informed on tvnwarszawa.pl that On October 1, paramedics resumed the protest. They warned that the October action could take the size of the one from the beginning of the passing month, when there were a shortage of ambulances in the capital and its vicinity, and helicopters of the Polish Medical Air Rescue were available for reporting. Money is still the reason. Lifeguards do not agree with the method of calculating hourly rates proposed by the Meditrans management. According to Artur Węgrzynowicz, on Friday, October 1, at 8.00, about 30 out of 80 emergency medical teams were turned off.

Paramedic over low wage protest: we’ve been ignored many timesTVN24

Main photo source: Tomasz Zieliński / tvnwarszawa.pl

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