MALAYSIAN RED CRESCENT AMBULANCE SERVICES
The Malaysian Red Crescent’s Emergency Ambulance Service is probably the oldest and most familiar amongst Malaysians, having been responding to ‘999’ calls since 1969. It complements and supplements the Government Emergency Medical Services and is available in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya areas. The Ministry of Health, Malaysia reimburses MRC for providing this service.
For service request or inquiries
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM HERE > Borang permohonan Perkhidmatan Ambulans (1)
Email the application to : firstname.lastname@example.org
HOTLINE : 014 4008 06 / 03 2145 3242
The Malaysian public may also utilise the MRC Ambulance Service for non-emergency standby services with minimal charges. These services include:
Standby duty at public functions such as festivals, sports, motor racing, national and international conferences and visits of foreign Heads of State and Ministers, etc.
Standby duty during aircraft emergency landings/crashes and other emergencies
Transfer of patients from Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya hospitals to other state/district hospitals and homes.
There are currently 20 ambulances each operated by 2 qualified Ambulance Medical Aides (AMA) and equipped with Basic Life Support equipment such as oxygen cylinder, spinal board, scoop stretcher, cervical collar and first aid kit.
THE FIRST VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICES
MRCS has provided emergency ambulance services since May 1969. During the riots of 13th May 1969, MRCS took over the Emergency 999 ambulance calls from Kuala Lumpur General Hospital, becoming the first voluntary organisation to provide such a service, working together with the Ministry of National Unity and Social Development as well as the Ministry of Health. Following this, the MRCS 999 24 hours Emergency Ambulance Serving Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley area was launched on 4th June 1969 in order to supplement and complement the Government Emergency Medical Services.
On 1st January 1972, an agreement was signed between the Ministry of Health and MRCS in which the Emergency Ambulance Service wa financed by an annual Government grant until 1986, and through reimbursement of all the expenses incurred by the Society thereafter.
At present, the MRCS Emergency Ambulance Service has a fleet of ambulances, each with two qualified Ambulance Medical Aides (AMA) aboard. Each ambulance is also equipped with :
a) Basic Life Support Equipment
b) Scoop Stretcher
c) Oxygen Cylinder
d) Spinal Board
e) Cervical Collar
f) Advance First Aid Kit
g) Lucas Chest Compression (selected event)