The time it takes to answer a call to 102 to inquire about emergency medical care and an ambulance can mean the difference in life and death. To get to the point of need as quickly as possible, rescue teams need to know precisely where they are needed and how to get there as quickly as possible.
You need to know the shortest and most congested roads and the nearest best maternity hospitals and gynaecologist in Nairobi, Kenya that can meet the patient's needs. In our increasingly connected world in the 21st century, the only technology that will allow us to meet this challenge is GPS.
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Devices with GPS installed in ambulances can not only direct ambulance drivers and crew to the location where stress calls are made, but also show the shortest route to their destination.
Costumed GPS devices with correctly uploaded information can identify the nearest medical facility available to patients. Also, it can advise rescue teams on the detailed capabilities of various hospitals and clinics so that they can select medical facilities that can provide appropriate services to patients.
One of the ways a GPS can be of great use to an ambulance is through fleet management. A fully functional GPS can provide up to date updates of the location of each ambulance returning to base or control center.
This allows for better fleet monitoring and allows close monitoring of any ambulance on site.