100 dedicated as Covid-19 ambulance hotline!

Spokesperson of the Presidents Office, Mohamed Mabrook Azeez | Photo: HEOC

Malé, Maldives — Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) has announced that under Emergency Medical Service, citizens can now contact “100” for emergency ambulance services.

Speaking at the press conference held by HEOC, the Spokesperson of the President’s Office, Mabrook Azeez stated that the Health Ministry and MNDF will be working together to provide Emergency Medical Services to those in need. This consists of calling “100” to recieves ambulance services in emergency situations.

The purpose of introducing Emergency Medical Service is to make ambulance services a seperated reliable service in such a wide industry.

Mabrook noted that as it is the first phase of the Emergency Medical Services, it will be focusing on providing ambulance services for Covid-19 patients. However, more services are expected to come in time.

In the meantime, Mabrook advised citizens to avoid contacting “100” if it is not an emergency.

The Health Ministry, Finance Ministry and the State Trading Organization (STO) have also signed an agreement yesterday to bring 96 ambulances to the islands of Maldives. Health Minister Ahmed Naseem stated that bringing these ambulances would expand the ambulance services within the islands and that it would be the end of major issues faced by the people. These ambulances are expected to arrive within 180 days.