Switzerland 2018. Paramedics at work in Lugano

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Viganello. A senior woman lying down on an emergency medical stretcher is being transported from home. The elderly woman is suffering from respiratory problems and needs to be brought by ambulance to hospital for a medical examination. Two paramedics check the patient’s health in building entrance. The patient’s son looks at the scene from the entrance door. The paramedics wear blue uniforms and work for the Croce Verde Lugano. The man is a professional certified nurse, the woman is a volunteer specifically trained in emergency rescue. The Croce Verde Lugano is a private organization which ensure health safety by addressing different emergencies services and rescue services. Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual provides services for no financial or social gain to benefit another person, group or organization. Volunteering is also renowned for skill development and is often intended to promote goodness or to improve human quality of life. Viganello is a quarter of the city of Lugano. 19.01.2018 © 2018 Didier Ruef