21 Dec Up to 85% of Doha’s emergency service calls are unnecessary
The National Command Centre in Doha has revealed that around 80-85 per cent of the calls made to the 999 emergency services are unnecessary and often relate to traffic accidents or people making enquiries about certain topics.
Second Lieutenant Ahmed Al Mutawa, from the National Command Centre, has underlined that “people should only call in necessary cases, such as accidents in which there are injuries, fires, drowning, or closed doors on children, as these cases need immediate intervention.”
The National Command Centre is the first responder to calls. Any calls received here are classified and then sent to the concerned authorities so that the appropriate action could be taken.