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More than 5,000 calls to 999 made each day in Qatar in 2015

While 999 is supposed to be used only in the case of real emergencies, the MOI's chief of emergencies Khalid Saleh Al-Ansari has previously complained that 90 percent of the calls made to the service are not for crises.

Official: Qatar to more than double number of emergency call operators

The emergency department currently receives some 4,000 to 6,000 calls a day on the 999 emergency number, but 90 percent of those calls are not emergencies, a senior MOI official has said.

HMC report: Demand for emergency medical care in Qatar surges

The volume of calls requesting an ambulance increased 28 percent in just 12 months, from 131, 482 in 2013 to 168,332 last year, HMC said in its 2014/15 Annual Report.
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