Bahrain to open 10 new ambulance stations
Manama, November 6, 2013
Bahrain will open 10 new ambulance stations across the country to improve emergency response time, said a top government official.
Interior Ministry health affairs director Mohammed Al Olayan told MPs they would be operational by May or June, with work starting two months ago.
A French consultancy firm has been brought in to oversee a new operations room, the purchase of necessary medical supplies and to assess ambulance staff. Parliament proposed the new ambulance stations in June.
“We will have a main operations room that will, in some cases, give advice to help stabilise victims or patients over the phone or through video conferencing for cases that can’t be reached on time or require fast action,” said Al Olayan.
The new stations will be located in Hidd, Muharraq, Mina Salman, Manama, Budaiya, Demistan, Hamad Town, Riffa, Isa Town and on the King Fahad Causeway. – TradeArabia News Service