Muscat: The Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) has launched house ambulance service in a number of governorates, on Sunday.
The service provides emergency medical care at home for patients with critical medical conditions and transfers them to health institutions. During the first phase the service will be available in the governorates with higher densities.
Qualified and specialized health professionals will perform emergency medical interventions for critical medical cases that need immediate response. The service can be requested by contacting the Royal Oman Police Operations Center on the emergency number (9999) or the CDAA Operations Center on the number (24343666).
During the first phase the house ambulance service targets the following medical conditions: critical respiratory diseases, critical heart diseases, fractures and severe injuries, sudden loss of consciousness, sudden general and partial paralysis, severe bleeding, severe pain, critical nervous system diseases, severe electrocution, severe poisoning, emergency mental disorders, drowning, obstructed labour and severe burns.
Colonel Dr Hamed bin Abdullah al Hammadi, Director-General of Ambulance, said the service provides patients and critically injured people with emergency medical care and transfers them in a correct scientific manner to health institutions in accordance with the medical protocols approved by the medical governance system for the ambulance service at CDAA. The house ambulance service has advanced ambulances with medical devices and medicines necessary for emergency medical interventions. — ONA