On Call and On Demand

06 Mar 2014
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Ambulance services respond to an average of 25 emergencies every day in the Sultanate, with the majority dealing with road accidents or other major traumas.

Over half of the calls, 60 per cent, are in Muscat. In contrast, the lowest number of callouts occurs in Al Wusta, with just 60 in one year.

In total, ambulances attended 9,228 calls during 2012, according to a study by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI). Injuries from traffic accidents and other physical injuries accounted for 67 per cent, or 6,160, of all emergency callouts.

A further 2,981 calls were classified as medically related, where ambulance staff rushed to provide immediate assistance to people suffering a health emergency of some kind.

Final figures from last year are still being analysed.

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