Twenty more ambulances for the Northern Emirates

Ahmed Saleh Al Hajeri, deputy chief executive of the National Ambulance, said the ambulances would improve the response time to emergencies, which was one of the major goals of the organisation.

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ABU DHABI // Twenty state-of-the-art ambulances have been acquired to cover the Northern Emirates.

Ahmed Saleh Al Hajeri, deputy chief executive of the National Ambulance, said the ambulances, acquired by the end of 2015, would improve the response time to emergencies, which was one of the major goals of the organisation.

Mr Al Hajeri also urged the public to show more responsibility when calling for an ambulance to avoid delaying assistance for those who really need it.

To address this issue, National Ambulance has launched a social media awareness campaign about when to call for an ambulance, how to deal with emergency and the work of paramedics.

Mr Al Hajeri said response time had "reduced considerably" in recent months, reported Aletihad, the Arabic-language sister newspaper of The National.

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