Dubai ambulance firm launches Help Me app to reduce response times

Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services says new app will reduce the response time to emergencies in the city
Dubai ambulance firm launches Help Me app to reduce response times
By Sam Bridge
Sat 18 Aug 2018 09:58 AM

The Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services has launched the Help Me app, which aims to reduce the response time to emergencies.

Khalifa bin Deray, executive director of the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, said that the app will save the lives of people with chronic diseases and those suffering from heart attacks and strokes.

He added in comments published by news agency WAM that the idea of the app, which is available for both iPhone and Android phones, is based on involving community members who are qualified to help patients and identify their locations.

Issa Al Ghaffary, director of the Operations Administration at the Corporation, said that the appl will support volunteer paramedics and guide them to patients as quickly as possible, through a map that identifies the location of patients and their issues.

The app is linked to community members authorised by the Corporation to handle emergencies, and it identifies the locations of registered volunteers and guides them to the nearest incidents.

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