WATCH: Patient airlifted to Malelane Gate with dislocated hip

Swift EMS and the KNP helicopter helped transport a guest to hospital.

MALALANE – A Kruger National Park (KNP) visitor was rushed to hospital via helicopter and ambulance after being injured at Afsaal on Monday afternoon.

According to Pieter du Plooy of Swift EMS, an elderly man dislocated his hip while visiting Afsaal and Swift EMS was contacted.

Du Plooy liaised with Dr Nardus Visser, situated at Skukuza, who mobilised the KNP helicopter and accompanied the pilot to Afsaal. The patient was in a lot of pain and transported to the Malelane Gate.

 

Swift EMS took over there and transported him to Mediclinic Nelspruit, where he was admitted.

Check out the video of the patient transfer:

Posted by Swift Nkomazi Lydenburg on Monday, 4 June 2018

Du Plooy said that Swift EMS is often called to transport patients from the Kruger National Park to local hospitals. He mentioned that the helicopter was also utilized a few weeks back to locate and transport a visitor that had a asthma attack far from any Rest Camps.

“The helicopter can locate them in minutes if they’re on one of the side-roads, while it would take us over an hour in the ambulance,” he explained.

If visitors experience medical emergencies while in the KNP, they can contact the doctors in Skukuza on o13-735-5638 or travel to the nearest rest camp for help.

READ: KNP warns visitors, Lowvelders against malaria

 

  AUTHOR
Retha Nel

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