CEO of St John’s Ambulance, Mr Matt Canon is overwhelmed by a feedback received recently on Facebook after his team in Lae arrived on time to Munum village which is approximately 40miles away from Lae City to help attend to a first-time mother who had already given birth however, needed much medical attention to assist with the after-birth process.
The St John’s Ambulance Services team in Lae received a call and arrived on the scene less than an hour to provide medical care and attention to the 22-year-old first time mother.
“The story shows that the emergency response system that we have been operating for the government is working well as we already are responding to emergencies like this,” said Mr. Canon.
He added that it is rewarding to hear when the team is gratefully appreciated as it goes to show that our emergency response system is working as it should.
Mr Canon added that the St Johns Ambulance responds to hundreds of calls each week in Port Moresby, Lae, Kokopo and Kundiawa.
“A coordinated approach to ambulance services is the most efficient and safest way to improve people’s access to healthcare in an emergency”, said Mr Canon.
He further stated that the Ambulance services started operations in Lae, Morobe Province in May this year but already, the quick response by the team to such emergency cases has been tremendous since.
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