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Ajman Ruler Receives National Ambulance Emirati Emergency Medical Technicians

03 Feb 2020

Ajman, 03 February, 2020: Today at the Ruler’s Court in Ajman, H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, and in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, received Emirati Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) who currently work at National Ambulance having graduated from National Ambulance’s Emirati EMT Programme.

H.H. Sheikh Humaid expressed his pride in Emiratis working at National Ambulance, which is a result of the enduring support of the Wise Leadership in encouraging them to work across the service sector. He also commended Emirati youth’s keenness in giving back to their country and making a difference in their communities by serving in the field in vital sectors. 

He said that a significant role lies on the shoulders of the Emirati youth in serving the nation, and called on them to volunteer and work in the service of the community and provide help and support to those in need of emergency medical care and to alleviate the pain of the sick and injured. 

H.H. Sheikh Humaid commended the efforts behind the success of the Emirati EMT Programme, which is considered a pioneering model, in training and preparing Emirati youth to provide distinguished and high level emergency medical care. He also valued National Ambulance’s efforts and its crews’ professionalism in providing emergency ambulance services.

H.H. Sheikh Humaid, received from National Ambulance officials a comprehensive overview about the programme and its objectives, as well as the overall work mechanism and its contribution towards the enhancement of the emergency medical service sector in line with the highest international standards and practices to ensure rapid response and people’s safety in emergency situations. He was also briefed on National Ambulance’s plans, programmes and projects across the UAE in general and Ajman in particular. 

The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Representative of His Highness the Ruler of Ajman for Administrative and Financial Affairs,H.E. Dr. Sheikh Dr. Majid bin Saeed Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman’s Ruler Court, H.E. Hamad Rashid Al Nuaimi, Director of the Ruler’s Court, Tariq bin Gheleita, Director of the Ruler’s Office, and Yousef Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Director-General of Protocols and Hospitality. Attending the meeting from National Ambulance were H.E. Abdullaziz Al-Ahmad, Deputy Chairman of the National Ambulance Board of Directors, Ahmed Al Hajeri National Ambulance Chief Executive Officer and Fahd Baraba, Stakeholders Relations Manager.

Both the Emirati EMTs and National Ambulance officials expressed joy at meeting the Ajman Ruler and his Crown Prince. They praised their Highnesses support towards the health sector and the achievement of a comprehensive healthcare system in line with international standards enhancing the sector’s competitiveness and sustainability. The EMTs expressed their pride in serving their society and country through this profession. 

The academic programme, which so far graduated two cohorts, is in line with the UAE government’s Emiritisation plans by training and preparing local people to serve on the frontline in support of the community, providing UAE Nationals with the knowledge and skills to pursue careers in the vital medical emergency care. Those who successfully complete the programme receive a professional qualification in pre-hospital care and guaranteed offer of a job as an EMT at National Ambulance. 

The year-long programme is currently running its third cohort who commenced in September last year and is expected to graduate in June this year and join National Ambulance to serve their communities across the Northern Emirates.