The national ambulance service has been inaugurated in Male' area.
Health Minister Ahmed Naseem launched the national ambulance service in Male' area at a ceremony held at The Republic Square today.
The national ambulance service is available round-the-clock and a call centre has been set up and a hotline number has been fixed. Customers can dial 100 for the service.
According to the Health Ministry, the service was introduced with the objective of providing pre-hospital care services till the victim is attended to medical emergencies and accidents as soon as possible and the victim is taken to a health care facility.
According to the Ministry, the national ambulance service will be provided using the staff and resources of hospitals and national ambulance service in the Greater Male' Region.
The national ambulance service will be extended to all parts of the country, the Ministry said.