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Ambulance Service’s Emergency App has Helped in Thousands of Cases

Hungary Today 2021.02.21.

The Életmentő (Lifesaver) app created by Hungary’s National Ambulance Service with the help of the  Vodafone Hungary Foundation has been downloaded by 530,000 users and provided help in almost 3,000 cases since its last January release.

“Many people called an ambulance after they became ill at the touch of a button so that their data immediately appeared on the dispatcher’s computer, but there were also accidents where the Életmentő app provided useful and valuable help in quick emergency calls and accurate positioning,” said the spokesman of national ambulance service.

The free ÉletMentő app, available for Android and iOS operating systems, makes emergency calls simpler, as it immediately transfers data about the caller to emergency services. The user’s health data can be uploaded in the app for later retrieval, which becomes instantly available to emergency responders.

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The spokesman of national ambulance service OMSZ thanked everyone in a Facebook video who has downloaded the new Életmentő (Lifesaver) app to their mobile phone. Pál Győrfi revealed that in only one day, more than 120,000 people downloaded the application, making it the most downloaded free mobile app in Hungary. However, in addition to thanking […]Continue reading

The app also provides a precise GPS location, making it easier for an ambulance to arrive at the place of emergency in time. This function is especially important in situations in which an injured person becomes unconscious after the emergency call.

The software has several useful additional features: thanks to its POI database, it also shows the user nearby pharmacies, hospitals, defibrillators, and provides a quick first-aid guide.

Its icon-based design makes it easy to use even for someone who doesn’t speak Hungarian.

The app can be downloaded for Android users by clicking here, and IOS users by clicking here.

Featured photo illustration via the National Ambulance Service’s Facebook page