Working on the premise that use of technology can help in saving lives in the time of medical emergencies, Aster MD Healthcare has introduced ‘Aster Emergency App’ that will revolutionize emergency care,  saving thousands of lives with immediate availability  of emergency responders during the ‘Golden Hour’, through leveraging technology and training…

NEW DELHI, MAY 27, 2017: Envisioning a leap in emergency care by combining health and technology, Aster MD Healthcare has launched “Aster Emergency App” that provides a real-time interface between the patient in emergency and a GPS-enabled Aster ‘Responder’. This brings help to reach even before the ambulance arrives providing basic life support. The first hour after an incident is called the ‘Golden Hour’ which is the most critical time when intervention will give best results.

‘Aster Emergency App’ is a user-friendly application that navigates you to get access to basic life support help, in case of a medical emergency. The App is the 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 support of the back-end control center. The App is also equipped with information on handling some medical emergencies, emergency numbers and other useful tips.

Aster MD Healthcare Founder Chairman & Managing Director Dr Azad Moopen briefing President Pranab Mukherjee about ‘Aster Emergency App’ in presence of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien

Features of the App include — User Registration, Incident Reporting and Request an Ambulance. The App also includes a ‘View & Track’ for real-time status of the incidents by all stake holders. Seamless Google maps integration to reach task location. The Aster Emergency App is rolled out in a phased manner starting from Calicut in Kerala post the Nationwide launch at New Delhi. As part of “Aster Volunteers” programme, Aster DM Healthcare has initiated 3-lakh new BLS training for Volunteers over the next three years across India and Gulf nations for widening its current pool of 2-lakh BLS trained people.

According to Aster MD Healthcare Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Dr. Azad Moopen, who is a Padma Shree awardee: “This is a new approach using technology to handle healthcare. Every single day there are innumerable emergency calls/situations that arise in India. It might take an ambulance more than half an hour to reach the patient which is a critical period. My wish is that this App should be functional successfully in the entire country. We look forward to launching this App across India in association with interested healthcare organizations, NGOs and Government Agencies. This is a neutral, not for profit initiative to save lives and we are ready to share the technology and support anyone interested to take this up.”

About Aster DM Healthcare: Established in 1987, it is one of the leading healthcare service providers in the Gulf countries and India with chain of  20 hospitals, 85 clinics and 200 pharmacies in India and Middle East. The launch of the App is part of the Giving Back initiative during the 30th anniversary of Aster DM Healthcare in 2017.

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