We are not a free taxi service – ambulance paramedic

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A paramedic, recently victim of aggression in Rabat, has appealed for more respect for ambulance workers. Charlton Caruana used a Facebook post to express his concern at the lack of respect ambulance workers are afforded. He described his experience of physical and verbal abuse as the worst he had been through in the past 7 years he spent in this job.

Caruana said that an ambulance should be called only in cases of real emergency. He insisted that their job was to save lives and not to provide a free taxi service. “We are here to save your life not kiss your a**!” wrote Caruana, clearly still fuming.

He thaked his colleagues for their professional conduct under duress as well as those who came to give a helping hand when the matter escalated.

The post attracted numerous comments of support.