Many towns and villages in South Africa are located far from critical care facilities. When a child falls ill or gets injured, the agony of waiting for help can be prolonged, forcing them to wait for hours, and in some cases, even days. Ground ambulances can only cover a distance of 100km (approximately 60 miles), and often, the roads or terrain can be challenging to navigate. When a ground ambulance needs to travel beyond this 100km limit, a child may be left waiting without comfort or care for an unbearable amount of time.
In critical medical situations, it is truly distressing to feel completely helpless. In their desperation, the child might receive “assistance” that could exacerbate the situation, making matters even more serious.