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‘Father’ of SA’s EMS dies

Dr Alan MacMahon, who has died in [b]Cape Town[/b] at the age of 70, was the father of emergency medical rescue services in [b]SA[/b]. A [s]Sunday Times[/s] report says MacMahon revolutionised ambulance care and introduced paramedical training and advance life support systems. He pioneered the idea of providing instant medical care, resuscitation and stabilisation of patients at the scene of an accident rather than waiting for them to get to hospital. This was a revolutionary model when he introduced it 40 years ago and it was adopted across the country.

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