Tebogo Msimanga |
The North West Department of Health on Saturday placed it on record that the EMS officer who was caught by the law enforcement officers driving an EMS response vehicle allegedly for a personal matter is being investigated.
The incident happened during the festive season when the Department needed all its available resources to respond to medical emergencies. It is for this reason that the Department applaud the law enforcement officers for their vigilance in monitoring the use of state vehicles.
North West Health Spokesperson Tebogo Lekgethwane said the normal procedures of dealing with this matter will be followed and it includes first suspending the official in question to allow investigations to proceed unhindered, then the investigation team will be appointed.
“The outcome of the investigation will determine the disciplinary processes.The Department is also aware that the video which shows the official being pulled off the road and being questioned by the law enforcement officers is beginning to circulate on social media”.
Lekgethwane said the Department is pleading for space to proceed with the investigation and bring this matter to finality.