Ambulance driver in trouble for stopping at petrol station to refuel with patient on board
By Vincent Kejitan
| February 18th 2020
An ambulance driver in Lamu County found himself in trouble
after he stopped at a petrol station to fuel.
This sparked outrage from the public who saw a patient
inside the ambulance.
“We have a patient inside an ambulance which is not fueled.
Why are they fueling it now?
“The patient can die. This is irresponsibility of the
highest order,” said a witness in a video that was shared online.
Lamu County Health Executive Anne Gathoni strongly condemned
the occurrence saying ambulances always have standby fuel for emergencies but
the driver in question could not account for it.
"Attention is drawn to information on social media
platforms in regard to an ambulance with a patient on board at a petrol station...The
county department of health has fuel for ambulance services.
“The Ambulance is issued with standby fuel for any emergency
that may arise. Ambulance drivers are expected to uphold themselves with high
levels of discipline, which include the manner of emergency response and
patient handling,” she said.
Adding: “As such, stern disciplinary action is being taken
against the concerned driver, who could not account for the standby fuel, and
ended up creating a scenario at the petrol station, with a patient on board.
High level of accountability is expected of ambulance drivers.
“The driver is hereby withdrawn from ambulance services with
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