Abu Dhabi Police have provided 50 ambulance stations throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to improve its rapid response times for emergency cases, as part of the Abu Dhabi Government’s strategy to provide the highest standards of ambulance services to the community, using the latest vehicles, equipment and qualified medical staff. Work is also being done to increase the number of stations to 70.
Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, stressed their desire to provide community and humanitarian initiatives that strengthen the development of police performance, while answering the needs and aspirations of residents to receive excellent services according to qualified and applied international standards.
He clarified that expanding the ambulance services of Abu Dhabi Police is considered a realization of the vision of the supreme command to expand the range of such services, which rely on the comprehensive analysis of all data and field operations that include the increase in urban and residential development, traffic on major roads, the frequency of incoming reports to the operational room, the challenges faced by ambulance crews to achieve the best target response times and to improve the opportunities for increasing customer satisfaction.
Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director-General of Central Operations, also highlighted the desire of Abu Dhabi Police to strengthen the expansion strategy of its ambulance services, according to the Abu Dhabi Government’s vision to provide an ideal level of health services that conform with best international practices. He added that work is being done to increase the number of ambulance stations to 70, to be distributed throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
He mentioned that the location of current and future ambulance stations will be centered around vital areas, such as major streets, residential areas, tourist areas and shopping centers. He stressed that the expansion plan will include redistributing ambulance stations with flexibility to reduce response times, provide ambulances equipped with the latest medical equipment according to the best international standards, and attract qualified paramedics and provide them with certified training sessions, to provide the highest level of healthcare for the sick and injured before arriving at the nearest hospital.
Colonel Mohammed Ibrahim Al Ameri, Director of the Emergency and Public Safety Department, said that the expansion programs will develop and improve services and procedures, to keep pace with the latest updates in ambulance work that rely on the latest logistical software, updated maps and tracking systems, and to apply the latest treatment technologies and strengthen the provision of health services.