Special lanes for emergency vehicles are not enforced, the infrastructure is outdated, and local drivers are often unwilling or unable to make way — a situation experts say is causing patients to die en route.
The higher penalties will be applicable throughout India. The goal is to create a fear of law that ensures decrease of traffic violations.
Two government hospitals have denied a specialised cardiac ambulance facility for emergency medical cover to former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
National Ambulance Communications Centre received a call at 06:47am from a man stating that his wife had suddenly gone into labour and was about to give birth at their residence in Ajman, adding that he could see the head of the baby.
The Dubai Police has recently launched smartphone Emergency Location Service (ELS) via GPS in partnerships with TRA, "Google" and "Apple" companies.
The vehicle was located at 37ft and 130 metres away from the crash site.
"Staying at home also allows the emergency services to do their job whilst also protecting people from contracting the virus," the pre-hospital emergency care provider said.
The national ambulance took part in rescuing the injured residents after being evacuated by the Civil Defence cadres; three of the injured were taken to Al Qasimi Hospital for treatment.
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