Need Quick Medical Assistance? MUrgency App Promises Help in under 10 Minutes

Emergency medical assistance is very significant as every individual requires it at least once in a lifetime, if not more. But, in developing countries like India, there were very few helplines like 911 to assist the patients at the time of emergency.

Ms Sweta Mangal, Director, MUrgency

Ms Sweta Mangal, Director, MUrgency

However, that’s no longer the case, as MUrgency ̶ one Global Response Network, promises medical assistance in under 10 minutes by calling 91118 91118. The average wait time for the first responder is under 20 minutes. Launched in Feb 2016, the app can be used to alert a nearby trained first responder that includes Ambulance, doctor, paramedic or emergency medical technician. The responder reaches as soon as possible to help the patient.

In case of extreme emergency, the patient is directly connected to the doctor on phone who guides the patient until the help arrives. The app can also be used to alert the family members and friends of the patient.

According to Sweta Mangal, the Co-founder and Director of MUrgency Inc, the idea behind developing this concept was to setup a 911-like emergency service in India, just like in developed countries. Apart from helping people in dire situations, the patients can also use the app to book physio, patient attendant, nurse and doctors.

MUrgency is based in San Francisco with offices in Dubai and Mumbai. The concept has already won ‘Startup Grind’s Golden Gavel Award for 2016’, apart from winning the ‘SXSW Accelerator Contest in Health and Wearable Technologies Award’ in the same year.

People in India are not familiar with the use of emergency service applications. According to Sweta Mangal, the Director of MUrgency, the platform was able to sign up 2000 Ambulance and 2500 Doctors and paramedics at a time. The numbers are surely going to increase with time. Sweta, who is also a social entrepreneur, said that the plan is to create a self-sustainable emergency service to provide a comprehensive care to the patients, which is available anytime, anywhere.

                            Ms. Sweta Mangal Speaking About MUrgency App

 

16 Comments on Need Quick Medical Assistance? MUrgency App Promises Help in under 10 Minutes

  1. MUrgency acts as an aggregator bringing together varied emergency services – doctors, nurses, paramedics, ambulances, and first-aid assistants – all on one platform.

     
  2. Jacob Marcus // October 23, 2018 at 9:59 am // Reply

    Great piece of information. The country really needs initiatives and people like this. It is only because of these initiatives that true progress is happening.

     
  3. Subli Namani // October 23, 2018 at 10:14 am // Reply

    Great step. I have first time heard about such an initiative in India. Pretty impressive to say the least.

     
  4. Kritika Khanna // October 24, 2018 at 7:09 am // Reply

    Thanks To Sweta Mangal – A good initiative by you.

     
  5. MUrgency is a mobile application that connects people who need an emergency response with their family and friends, qualified medical, safety, rescue and assistance professionals.

     
  6. Harshita Arora // October 25, 2018 at 5:22 am // Reply

    Brilliant execution of such a great idea!

     
  7. Sonakshi Goel // October 25, 2018 at 5:43 am // Reply

    Initiatives likes this is required in this country. This shows there is humanity left in this world.

     
  8. Commendable on the part of Mrs Mangal to provide such services through this initiative.

     
  9. Highly impressive! The conceptualization of MUrgency is just amazing.

     
  10. Sweta Mangal seems to ne woman of great thoughts. Highly impressed by her ideations.

     
  11. I’ve been following Sweta Mangal from quite some time now. All her social initiatives are just beyond any praise.

     
  12. Hats off to the initiative. The MUrgency app has adopted just the right approach towards medical emergencies. Great Efforts Sweta Mangal.

     
  13. Too good. I think this is what was mainly missing in our country. Need more initiatives like this. Thanks to Mrs Sweta Mangal.

     
  14. Really like the idea. Good job Sweta Mangal.

     
  15. Now this restores my faith in humanity. It truly is still alive in many of us. Good going Mrs Mangal.

     
  16. Maybe we need more people like Mrs Sweta Mangal to make this world a better place.

     

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