Indians suffered most number of injuries in Dubai in 2018


Indians suffered most number of injuries in Dubai in 2018

Of the total injured, 60,745 were females and 100,478 males.


Asma Ali Zain

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Published: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 1:10 PM

Last updated: Thu 17 Jan 2019, 8:25 AM

Indian nationals topped the calls for an ambulance for various medical reasons followed by Pakistanis in 2018.
The Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS), while announcing the statistics for 2018, said Indians topped the number of injuries (different medical reasons) at 26,389 followed by Pakistanis at 19,225, Egyptians (8,218), Filipinos (6,143), British (4,814), Bangladeshis (4,326), Saudi Arabians (4,186), Iranians (2,985) and Syrians (2,800).
As many as  32,781 Emiratis needed ambulatory care in 2018.
Heart patients taken care of by the ambulance were 9,554, gynaecological cases numbered 1,905 and different cases of injuries recorded were 58,342.
Neurological cases stood at 23,335, respiratory disease cases were 8,927, other medical cases 81,094 and general cases 1,790.
Of the total injured, 60,745 were females and 100,478 males.
The age group of 26-40 years recorded the highest 63,977 injuries. The 41-60 age group recorded 33,495 injuries, and those aged between 16-25 had 25,829 injuries.
The over 60 years old group recorded 24,151 injuries. The total number of injured children between one and six years were 6,505, from 7 to 15 years 5,698, while kids less than a year old recorded 1,679 injuries.
In all, the number of health cases increased to 186,634 in 2018 as compared to 178,529 in 2017.
Also, a total of 172,943 reports for injuries were received in 2018 with an average response rate of 8.03 minutes for all categories.
Injuries varied between severe, medium and minor - mostly as a result of accidents and playground injuries, respiratory-related cases, road accidents, chronic diseases and others.
Trained paramedics dealt with the required speed using appropriate vehicles and specialists.
Cases of severe injuries were 6,992, medium injuries 33,800 and minor injuries 11,8005.
Khalifa Hassan Al Darai, executive director of DCAS, said that the ambulance provides a number of specialised services according to geographic regions, population density and quality of the reports.  
He said that during 2018, the ambulance launched the Women's Responder for dealing with birth, motherhood and childhood-related cases in order to protect the privacy of women.
DCAS now has 259 cars, while the number of specialised services are 24.
The number of emergency ambulance points covered in Dubai are 111 at all internal, external streets and main roads.
The total number of paramedics are 865 and 179 of them are females.

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