National Ambulance Company builds 21 stations across the UAE

The locations of the new stations was selected based on the need to reduce response times.

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The National Ambulance Company (NAC) has built 21 stations in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah.

The locations of the new stations was selected based on the need to reduce response times.

With phase one complete, phase two is due to get under way to build 10 more stations.

According to state news agency Wam, the project covers all Northern Emirates through eight main locations and 21 sub-locations divided among them. All of the stations will operate 24 hours a day.

Ahmed Al Hajeri, deputy chief executive of NAC, said the results of phase one were satisfactory and that greater efforts would be made to overcome shortcomings and difficulties.

“The leadership is very keen to improve out-of-hospital life support services,” he said. “We are working diligently to remove obstacles so as to reach the aspired standards consistent with the modern lifestyle in the country.”

Negatives of the first phase, Mr Al Hajeri said, would be tackled through a nationwide awareness campaign on the mission and strategy of the project.

He also noted that 27 per cent of calls were normal cases and did not require the intervention of the NAC.

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