Drugs stretch local ambos: Violence, threats add menace

AMBULANCE Victoria Northern Mallee group manager Steven Fumberger says call-outs to cases of illicit drug use are increasing in Sunraysia. 

His comments followed the release of statistics by Ambulance Victoria which showed illicit drug use call-outs have doubled over the past five years across the state. 

Paramedics responded to 10,647 illicit drug incidents across Victoria last financial year, up from 5376 in 2011-12. 

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