Switzerland 2018. Paramedics at work in Lugano

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Bioggio. A senior woman lying down on an emergency medical stretcher is carried down the stairs by a paramedics team. The elderly woman is suffering from drug poisoning for taking by mistake an overdose of prescribed drugs. The paramedics wear blue uniforms and work for the Croce Verde Lugano. The man (R) is a professional certified nurse, the other man (L) 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. 14.01.2018 © 2018 Didier Ruef