JEDDAH: Teams from the Saudi Red Crescent Authority in Makkah treated 26,296 people in July, ranging from patients to accident victims, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.
Among those requiring help were 2,526 accident victims and 9,557 people needing regular assistance.
All cases were treated by specialized personnel using the latest equipment.
The authority is seeking to achieve faster response times, and has asked drivers to give way to ambulances and urged people to avoid gathering at accident scenes, which can delay the arrival of ambulance teams and slow their work.
A total of 22 initiatives have been implemented by the authority in volunteering, training, medical and awareness programs. It also conducted almost 30 courses and lectures in July, helping more than 840 people.
Red Crescent emergency assistance can be requested by dialing 997.
Services can also be booked through the “Asafny” app, which quickly identifies the address of the caller.