New rapid response ambulance to launch in Bahrain
Manama, August 8, 2014
A new rapid response ambulance service is due to be launched in Bahrain in the next six months.
It will include 14 satellite ambulance stations across Bahrain, all staffed with paramedics, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
The expanded service is expected to speed up emergency response times nationwide.
Each ambulance station will co-ordinate with a national emergency nerve centre staffed with doctors and medical specialists, while trained personnel will receive emergency calls and assess cases to ensure proper response.
Details of the scheme were outlined yesterday as Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa was briefed on progress during a visit to the National Ambulance Centre.
A presentation on the National Ambulances Service project was made by Public Security chief Major-General Tariq Al Hassan.
The move comes as Bahrain plans a volunteer taskforce to support the efforts of the country's Civil Defence teams in times of disaster. - TradeArabia News Service