SRCA receives more than 10;000 emergency reports in Makkah

The Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) has said that the operation center in the Holy City of Makkah has received 10;077 emergency reports during May that have been all dealt with high professionalism by its teams.

In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA); the SRCA added that 6;277; of the total emergency also reports received; were for cases of sickness while 3;800 were for traffic accidents.

The SRCA receives emergency calls on 997 or through the “Asefni” (Save Me) application — available in 9 languages — which allows users to communicate their distress to an emergency team via a phone call or text message.

The application provides the emergency teams with the user’s location and first aid book stock images.