The rescue department of the Sharjah Police has accomplished over 4,244 missions during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, spanning land and sea rescue as well as humanitarian operations.
Lt-Col Faisal Jassim Al Dokhi, director of the rescue department at Sharjah Police, said that of this number, they conducted 292 land and 21 maritime operations. The huge number of missions comprise of 3,007 people who were rushed to the hospitals.
“Quick response helps save people trapped in vehicles after serious accidents. Time is crucial for people stuck inside elevators due to a technical snag, or in houses or apartments, and that’s why fast response holds the key,” said Lt. Co. Al Dokhi.
During these missions, senior citizens as well as bedridden residents and citizens were taken with care and patience by the authorities towards the hospitals.
Apart from these, Sharjah Police’s rescue department also aided over 850 individuals under their humanitarian assistance program.
Lt. Col Al Dokhi urges residents not to crowd at accident sites to help rescue teams do their work at a faster pace. He also hopes that motorists will give way for ambulance and other rescue vehicles to help rush those in need to hospitals at the soonest possible time.