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998 number re-activated for National Ambulance in Northern Emirates

Abu Dhabi, 25 May 2015


Move follows successful testing phase and will make emergency response more efficient

Abu Dhabi, 25 May 2015: On orders from His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, the Under Secretary Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far has directed the reactivation of the dedicated 998 emergency number for National Ambulance. From today all calls from the Northern Emirates will be directed to the National Ambulance Communications Centre, thus reducing the time it takes to activate an ambulance. The reactivation follows an extensive testing phase which took place over a period of three months overseen by the Ministry of Interior.