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Now get help in medical emergency even before ambulance

Objective is to provide help even before ambulance arrives to give basic life support (BLS)

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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A new mobile which claims to provide help even before the 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 care by combining and technology and offers a real-time interface between the patient in and a GPS-enabled Aster 'responder'.

The objective is to provide help even before the 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 navigates one to get access to basic life support help, in a case of a

It will act as a link between the patient, the responder, the 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.

The is also equipped with information on handling some emergencies, numbers and other useful tips.

First Published: Thu, May 25 2017. 23:01 IST
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