Emergency hotline for use in province

-A A +A

Saturday, November 3, 2012


THE Cebu Provincial Government and the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) plan to tap Smart Communications for the establishment of a three-digit emergency hotline.

Gov. Gwen Garcia said she hopes Smart can provide a communication network system using the VSMMC as the base.

She said they’re considering a number that can be texted without a load.

If an accident occurs, she said, a person can dial the three-digit hotline to contact the VSMMC. The VSMMC will call the nearest provincial or district hospital, which will send a rescue team to the scene.

VSMMC Director Dr. Gerardo Aquino said he expects the casualty number to drop if the plan pushes through since rescue will be immediate even if the accident takes place in an isolated area.

He said the responding hospital will also be better prepared to treat victims since it will already have information like how many there are and what kind of injuries they’ve sustained.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on November 03, 2012.

Local news

DISCLAIMER: Sun.Star website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessary reflect the views of the Sun.Star management and its affiliates. Sun.Star reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules: Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent and respectful. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!
Holy Week 2014

FOREX: US$ 1.00 = PhP 44.420

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Philippine Lotto Results

Gamesort iconCombinations
6Digit7-2-0-8-1-6
Swertres Lotto 11AM8-9-8
Swertres Lotto 4PM4-5-2
Swertres Lotto 9PM6-0-7
EZ2 Lotto 9PM04-02
public media
Plus and Special
Channel 14

Today's front page

Sun.Star Cebu front page for April 21, 2014

Other front pages

Sun.Star Jobs
  • SunStar Celebrity
  • Philippine Polls
  • Festivals
  • Pacman blog
  • Calamity Report
  • Sinulog
  • Pnoy
  • Habemus Papam
  • Sun.Star Zup!
  • tell it to sunstar
  • Obituary
  • Filipino Abroad
  • Sunstar Multimedia
  • ePaper
  • Technology
  • goodearth