Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 21 September 2019

Dubai ambulance staff help more than 1,600 patients over Eid

The figure was up from more than 1,400 last year

Dubai emirate operates more than 200 ambulances
Dubai emirate operates more than 200 ambulances

Dubai ambulance staff assisted more than 1,600 patients during the Eid Al Adha holiday, officials have said.

Medics came to the rescue of 96 people involved in traffic accidents and helped 73 patients in critical condition.

In a statement, the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) said its staff were always on hand to deal with any medical emergency in the emirate.

It said it employed 1,278 qualified paramedics and drivers and had 214 vehicles working around the clock.

“Among the total number of [patients assisted], 263 had injuries resulting from general accidents and 96 were injured as a result of traffic accidents,” said Khalifa Hassan Al Darrai, the CEO of DCAS.

In total, figures showed DCAS dealt with 1,683 patients over Eid, up from 1,474 last year.

Updated: August 19, 2019 04:07 PM

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