Global Emergency Response Network: A new medical emergency cloud platform and mobile app called MUrgency (One Global Emergency Response Network) is now accessible on the iOS and android phones in India. MUrgency, a San Francisco based tech company, has developed this emergency response network.
Finally, Global medical emergency response network launched in India :
MUrgency launched the public-beta version of its MUrgency mobile app with the target of providing global emergency response coverage by January 1, 2020 through its ‘One World, One Emergency Response Network’ campaign.
Conceived and founded by an Indian social entrepreneur, Shaffi Mather, the initiative is being carried out in global partnership with Business Call to Action (BCtA) at the United Nations Development Program, Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum, Stanford ChangeLabs, Harvard Asia Center and MIT Global Health.
Reportedly, MUrgency is a decentralised, personalised, and community-based emergency response which will connect people who need emergency response with their network, other users of the app and/or credentialed medical, safety, rescue and assistance professionals as the situation requires and the individual in emergency requests. It will make the nearest emergency responder (doctor, nurse, EMT, paramedic, ambulance etc.) available to a person facing an emergency.
The MUrgency ‘Responder’ function is expected to be launched first in the Indian state of Punjab in August 2015 and reach full coverage across India by 2018. The Global Responder enrollment, validation and onboarding is done by the MUrgency team based in Mumbai, led by Sweta Mangal, co-founder and former CEO of Ziqitza Health Care, emergency ambulance service company.
All features of the app except the MUrgency Responder function are live. Users can also set up a trusted network of friends, neighbours, and loved ones who will also be informed of the emergency and receive the user’s geo-location when the emergency alert is triggered. MUrgency app also has several personal safety features built into the app. MUrgency also has a communication platform that includes chat, video, audio and photo messaging.
According to Mather, “It is well known that timely medical assistance is the most critical factor in saving lives. Unfortunately, it is not readily available to 90 per cent of world’s population. At MUrgency, it is our mission to make fast emergency medical assistance available through the mobile phone to anyone, anytime, anywhere across the world by 2020 with just one tap on your phone.”