macho mouse wrote:
Thanks JB. Have just added it to my cell contacts. I hope I never have to use it.
Someone was telling me about a relative who collapsed from a heart attack in one of the camps. He later died. It was very traumatic for the relatives not knowing where to call for help.
Agree with you MM it is really traumatic, also when you don’t know who to call for help.
In August last year when Bosnimf and I were in KNP at Croc bridge an elderly lady collapsed just outside the communal kitchen and cut opened her head as well as some other injuries.
It was late and we were already sleeping but luckily my subconscious mind heard her call for help. I woke Bnf up and asked if she heard that and she said I was dreaming!
I went out in any case and found the lady in a very bad state.
I run to and from our tent several
times getting something warm and a glass of water etc, and while helping her realised few people started to gather but no one knew what to do!!!
every one was panicking.
I scrambled around not knowing where to find someone to help… suddenly I remembered the permit and ran to the car to find ours and then called the duty manager from my cell phone describing what was wrong and where we were.
He was there within minutes (really wish I got his name) and he helped me to phone a doctor in Komatipoort and after we got the lady in the car, he accompanied them to the hospital!
So I think it is really crucial for people to have this emergency number (or their permit) at all times!
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