145,532 calls made to Dubai ambulance services in 2014

The number of calls indicates a 12 per cent increase from the year before.

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A total of 145,532 calls were made last year to the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS), a 12 per cent increase from the year before.

Khalifa Bin Darai, CEO of DCAS, said DCAS responds to calls in the shortest time possible, and noted that the average time of arrival to a site in Dubai ranges between four and eight minutes.

Last year’s calls mostly reported traffic injuries, medical and breathing conditions and chronic diseases, said Mr Bin Darai. He added that the number of calls has been increasing over the past four years, which reflects the growing public trust in the DCAS and the services it provides.