Red Cross condemns ambulance misuse by drunk youths
Emergency-Plus Medical Services(E-PLUS) has condemned the use of its ambulance to ferry drunk youths during curfew hours.
E-plus, a subsidiary of Kenya Red Cross Society was responding to critics after a viral video showed their ambulance ferrying drunk youths.
Reports indicate that an E-Plus staff instructed a paramedic to pick his drunk son in an ambulance from a location where he was partying with four others.
In the video, the youths are seen bragging and asking "who is the patient?"
In the statement, E-Plus said "preliminary investigations show that in the evening of April 17, an ambulance was deployed for purposes other than provision of pre-hospital services. The individuals carried in the ambulance were not in need of any hospital services. This was in violation of our standards& protocals for service and the laws of Kenya(sic)"
E-plus further said they have taken a disciplinary step against the staff who instructed the ambulance to pick his drunk son citing deliberate misuse of ambulance services in such a critical period.