Wow. The utter lack of compassion for the dead woman is breathtaking.
An emergency services operator has said she is not to blame after she mocked a young mother who died hours after calling the service in acute distress.
Naomi Musenga, 22, called Strasbourg’s ambulance service with severe stomach pain and said: “I’m going to die”.
“You’ll definitely die one day, like everyone else,” the operator replied.
The woman – who wishes to remain anonymous – told French TV on Sunday night that she was under pressure and the emergency services were overworked.
Asked if she regretted what she had said, the operator replied: “In the conditions… let’s say it was inappropriate.
“We are constantly under pressure… I can be two or three hours hanging on my phone, I have no time to get up there’s so much [demand] everywhere,” she said. “We hang up and we pick up.”
The operator’s lawyer told BFMTV last week said that she would normally field on average 2,000 calls a day.
I hope that last stat was a typo. If not, I call BS.