Injuries, deliveries, faintings keep Magen David Adom personnel busy on Yom Kippur

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October 4, 2014 21:42

 
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Magen David Adom ambulance staffers were kept busy during Yom Kippur and were called to 2,319 cases - of them, 2,124 involved people needing evacuation to the hospitals.

They included injuries from accidental falling from bicycles and other wheeled objects, road accidents, fainting due to the fast and 116 pregnant women taken to delivery rooms. Seven women gave birth at home, too fast to get to the hospital, and MDA staffers delivered the babies.

A total of 241 adults and children were hurt on rollerblades, skateboards and electric and manual bicycles. Some of them were treated on the spot, while others needed to go to emergency rooms.

A 54-year-old bike rider fell when riding from Sha’ar Hagai to the Latrun Junction and was taken to Hadassah-University Medical Center in serious condition with a head injury. A 12-year-old boy fell a height of five meters in the Henkin tunnel in Haifa and was also seriously injured but conscious when he was taken to Rambam Medical Center.

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