National Ambulance launches emergency app for Northern Emirates residents

The ambulance can be dispatched immediately to the user's destination through GPS tracking on the 998 App.

National Ambulance has launched an app for mobile phones through which residents in the Northern Emirates can request an ambulance in emergencies.

The ambulance can be dispatched immediately to their destination through GPS tracking on the 998 App. The app has a first-aid guide in Arabic and English that provides tips on how to respond to a variety of emergency health-related scenarios.

Ahmed Al Hajeri, deputy chief executive officer of National Ambulance, said: “By launching the 998 App, we are building on the success of the 998 number by providing an additional source of support to the community in times of most need. By utilising the technology we can reduce the time it takes to respond to emergencies.”

Mr Al Hajeri urged users not to abuse the app by falsely requesting an ambulance.

newsdesk@thenational.ae

Published: May 3, 2016 04:00 AM

SHARE