BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals launches emergency whatsapp number


During medical emergencies, whatsapp video to medical professionals

June 10, 2018, Bangalore: BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, a Parkway Pantai Enterprise is proud to launch an emergency helpline number that primarily aims to guide a person in times of medical emergencies. The emergency number, 91086 86400 was officially launched over the past weekend. The special feature of this emergency number is that anyone can use it to send a video of the person in distress or even opt for a video call on whatsapp to chat with a medical professional from BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals. This is especially useful while one may be waiting for an ambulance to arrive and the condition of the patient may be critical, therefore warranting immediate action to possibly stabilize the patient’s condition.

Ms Shailaja Suresh, CEO, Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Bengaluru commented on this initiative, “We are redesigning our emergency care and are very proud to announce this unique initiative as part of this redesign. During an emergency every second counts and if those crucial seconds are managed well, it can surely minimise damage caused to the affected person(s). Be it minor injuries or life-threatening scenarios, immediate and appropriate suggestions provided by our expert medical professionals from the hospital, until paramedics arrive, will definitely help save lives. Hence our unique idea of launching the wastapp number is to use modern day technology in caring for saving lives.”

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