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

Hamad Medical Corp. (HMC) has launched a fleet of vehicles that can be set up as temporary emergency centers in the event of a major incident.

The moves comes as government figures show that there were nearly 2 million (1,943,653) 999 calls made in Qatar last year.

This equates to an average of 5,325 calls a day or 222 an hour, according to the figures released by the Ministry of Interior‘s Security and Statistics Report 2015.

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The reasons for these calls included “request(s) for traffic services, diseases, injuries, complaints, fire incidents and other personal assistance,” the MOI added without giving further detail.