TechInAfrica – Namibia’s local emergency medical evacuation company, Emed Rescue 24, has just launched a mobile app recently. The launch of the mobile app aims at providing the public with quick access to medical services in the state of emergency. The mobile app’s called “E-med rescue panic button”, providing an alternative to calling an ambulance or medical intervention during emergency situations.
Once users install and run the mobile app, the red panic button will appear on the screen. When it’s touched, it will alert the Emed Rescue 24 team. The app can access location of the callers via device’s locations that are switched ON when it’s launched. As an alternative when the mobile app’s switched OFF, it will send SMS to the Emed Rescue 24 team and call Emed team within a minute after the SMS.
Most private companies in the medical sector provide paramedic services to patients in an attempt to complement government effort. Meanwhile, Emed Rescue 24 provides technology-based services to help Namibian patients calling for help during emergencies.
The CEO of Prosperity Group, Bertus Struwig said during the mobile app launch, “We are extremely proud of this great innovation and are happy to share it with all. Even if you only have one-bar connectivity, our Call Centre will get your panic and assist you with the services you require, be it for a road accident, heart attack or a stroke.”
Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Juliet Kavetuna said at the mobile app launch event that the Namibian Government and the Health Ministry will be committed to supporting Emed Rescue 24. Furthermore, she also said that that they will use their power to ensure that the app will gain as many users as possible.
Emed Rescue 24 is Nambia-owned local company that provides medical emergency evacuation and paramedical treatment in emergency situations. Their services are not only with on-land ambulances but also with air ambulances.