Saudi Red Crescent Authority received over 11,000 emergency calls in Makkah and holy sites

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

JEDDAH — Saudi Red Crescent Authority's land and air ambulance teams received more than 11,000 phone calls from Dhul Hijjah 7 (July 17) until Tuesday (Dhul Hijjah 10) and filed 1,893 emergency reports in the holy city and holy sites.

Ambulance teams stationed in Makkah city and holy sites responded to 1,269 medical and injury cases. Out of the total cases, 602 were transferred to hospitals, and 649 were attended to on the spot.

Statistic reports of the SRCA show that during the last four days, a total of 979 medical and 177 injury cases were attended to.

The central Makkah city recorded the highest number of emergency cases with 755, out of which 37 of them were reported in the Grand Mosque, 274 in Mina and 198 cases each in Arafat and Muzdalifah.

It is worth mentioning that the SRCA has 51 ambulance centers spread over holy sites in Makkah and 549 health practitioners including medical specialists and technicians, supported with more than 140 ambulances equipped with the most advanced medical instruments. — SG