Saudi Red Crescent Authority responds to over 3,700 emergency calls in Madinah following start of Umrah season

RIYADH: The Saudi Red Crescent Authority in Madinah has responded to a total of 3,762 emergency calls since the start of the Umrah season on March 6, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday.

Some 1,746 individuals required emergency medical attention from SRCA’s ambulance teams and were subsequently transported to various healthcare facilities for further treatment.

SRCA’s Madinah Branch Director General Dr. Ahmed Al-Zahrani said that the majority of calls were related to health concerns, while a significant number also pertained to traffic incidents.

Some 1,807 volunteers had worked 10,638 hours at the Prophet’s Mosque and Quba Mosque during this period, he added.

Individuals in Madinah can request ambulance services by calling 997 or by using the Asefni app, which allows users to communicate to an emergency team via a phone call or text message.
 

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