A new mobile app
which claims to provide help even before the ambulance
arrives to give the 'basic life support' to a patient was launched on Thursday.
The 'Aster Emergency' app, launched by Aster DM Healthcare, envisions a leap in emergency
care by combining health
and technology and offers a real-time interface between the patient in emergency
and a GPS-enabled Aster 'responder'.
The objective is to provide help even before the ambulance
arrives to give the basic life support (BLS).
The first hour after an incident is called the "Golden Hour" which is the most critical time when an intervention will give best results.
Launched by Padma Shri Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster MD Healthcare, the app
navigates one to get access to basic life support help, in a case of a medical emergency.
It will act as a link between the patient, the responder, the ambulance
and ultimately the hospital.
At the press of an icon, the trained certified responder, who can deal with emergencies at the ground level can be accessed by a support of the backend control centre.
is also equipped with information on handling some medical
numbers and other useful tips.