“Noken traim long muvim ol man meri igat bikpla bagarap, yu ken makim bagarap go bikpla moa, yu ken kamapim ol samtin osem bikpla pain (Do not try to move anyone that has sustained injuries, you can make their injuries worse or cause them pain)”
“Ringim 111 na waitim ambulance long kam, stap wantem ol lain kisim bagarap (Call 111 and wait for the ambulance to come and assist people that have sustained injuries).” “
Only taim wea inap long yu ken muvim ol sick mahn em sapos ol stap long danger (Only time where you can move someone that is sick is if they are in danger),”said SJA Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Arabella Koliwan.
Dr Koliwan said this after the St Johns Ambulance Team faced issues with people trying to pull out students from a PMV accident on Thursday.
Dr Koliwan said that if the casualties are in danger such as in a fire then you can move them.
Meanwhile, the St John Ambulance NCD/Central Southern Regional Commander, Terrence Torea said that another thing that people need to be mindful of when at accident scenes is to respect peoples’ privacy.
He urged people not to take photos of the casualties and post on social media.