It signals Traffic Control to create fast-track corridor
According to a recent study, one in 10 patients in India dies on the way to a hospital simply because motorists are clueless about what to do when they see an ambulance on the road. Namma Bengaluru is no stranger to this situation where traffic woes impact emergency services like ambulances, leading to a delay in admitting critical patients to a hospital on time. Also, the police are not always aware of the situation in every corner of the city to be able to help ambulances.
But a seven-year-old girl from Bengaluru, Brinda Jain, has created an ‘Ambulance Whizz’ app that aims to create a faster corridor for ambulances across the city by informing the traffic police about an upcoming emergency vehicle.
Brinda, who comes from a family of doctors, has designed the app whereby the ambulance driver only needs to update the location of the vehicle on the app and it will notify the Traffic Control, which can then help create a fast-track corridor for the ambulance to pass through.
“This kind of app will definitely help patients reach on time. Also, motorists only need to move to their left and slow down so that the ambulance can get a free path to its destination,” said a doctor attached to a private hospital.