Over 1.3 million emergency medical call-outs in 2019

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 11-01-2020 18:00:00 · 1 Comments

Portugal’s National Emergency Medical Institute (INEM) last year attanded more than 1.3 million emergency call-outs to sudden illness or trauma situations.

The data, disclosed on the Health Portal, show that emergency means were activated 1,339,048 times.

The four INEM helicopters were deployed for 963 occurrences, a daily average of three missions.

This INEM service provides Advanced Life Support care at the site of the occurrences and during transportation to the health units most appropriate to the clinical status of the users.

The 44 Emergency and Resuscitation Medical Vehicles distributed throughout the mainland territory, were activated for 97,970 occasions, which means that they were activated 268 times a day and each vehicle was activated six times a day.

The Immediate Life Support Ambulances, manned by a nurse and a Pre-Hospital Emergency Technician and providing differentiated care measures, accounted for 36,616 occurrences. On average, these ambulances were called in daily for 100 occasions.

The 56 INEM Emergency Medical Ambulances of were activated last year on 140,433 occasions, while the Emergency Medical Motorcycles were activated for 6,110 occurrences, thus guaranteeing a faster arrival of a means of assistance to the incident site.

The balance also indicates that the four ambulances of Paediatric Inter-hospital Transport, a service dedicated to the transport of new-borns and paediatric patients in critical condition between health units, performed 1,439 services.

The data showed that the INEM ambulances based in Medical Emergency Posts of the Portuguese Red Cross and Fire Brigades were activated for 880,604 occasions.


May be most of the cases happend due to bad habit of health. We can generate the awareness and reduce almost 30 percent emergency cases.

By Ptem Chandra Bhandari from Lisbon on 11-01-2020 07:35
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