The National Ambulance confirmed that, in light of the world’s confrontation with the emerging corona virus “Covid 19” and in the context of being part of the national response system for crises and emergencies in the UAE, it continues to deal with the general situation with complete readiness and to take all preventive measures and precautionary and proactive measures, in line with the directions of the rational leadership and cooperation With strategic partners to effectively address the current circumstances and ensure the continuity of ambulance services in emergency situations, rapid response and flexibility in dealing with developments in the situation, as well as maintaining the health and safety of its employees and members of society, citizens and residents.
In this context, the National Ambulance has taken a number of procedures and measures in line with the directives and standards set by each of the Ministry of Health and Community Protection and the National Authority for Emergency and Crisis and Disaster Management and included coordination of the national ambulance with the Ministry of Health and Community Protection and support its operations with medical transport of suspected and confirmed cases in accordance with the highest medical standards .
In all its operations, the National Ambulance is obligated with medical directives and procedures regarding ambulatory care for “Coved 19” patients in the pre-hospital phase and recommended by the Ministry of Health and Community Protection and approved by the World Health Organization .. It also applies to infection prevention and control policies and procedures as well as guidance to control Coronavirus infection, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the highest standards of sterilization, disinfection and deep cleaning of ambulances.
The National Ambulance also developed a pre-emptive emergency plan to deal with any exceptional circumstances in coordination with all concerned parties, as well as activating the business continuity management plan in line with the national ambulance strategy and the standards set by the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management, where the plan is subject to periodic review and evaluation to be developed according to developments The crisis, which included investing in advanced technological systems and taking precautionary measures to ensure the continuation of remote work and the continuity of receiving communications, providing ambulance services and carrying out the usual tasks under the current circumstances. He also began applying the remote work system to groups of employees working in support services via technical systems that allow them to complete their tasks efficiently and the ability to support field staff remotely .. He also took continuous isolation and sterilization measures for his operations room, social exclusion and limiting meetings between support staff who have jobs Major
They still need to deal directly with the public or come in person to work to prevent the virus from spreading.
It is noteworthy that the National Ambulance provides ambulance services around the clock in the northern regions (Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah) through qualified personnel and teams equipped with a modern fleet of ambulances and advanced equipment, according to the highest standards of pre-hospital excellence. All residents, residents and residents, can apply for service through Emergency Ambulance Number 998 and the online application NA998.