A dedicated maternity ambulance has been launched to serve hospitals in Dubai.

The maternity and childhood care unit by the Centre of Ambulance Services has been introduced on a trial basis for six months and is expected to be expanded in 2010, KhaleejTimes.com reports.

The service comes after regular ambulances and untrained staff handled several complications during deliveries being carried out on their way to Dubai’s hospitals, KhaleejTimes.com said.