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Google eases emergency care burden by mapping hospitals


By ANGELA OKETCHMore by this AuthorKenyans will have an easier time accessing emergency medical care in 178 public health facilities across the country, thanks to Google Maps. “What this means is that Kenyans, regardless of where the emergency finds them, can 'google' 'emergency centre near me'. COSTSDr Wachira said also they considered the average cost for emergency services in public hospitals. "According to the Constitution, emergency care is free but one has to pay for the resources patients consume,” he said. Currently, there are an estimated 200 emergency care nurses, about 1,000 emergency medical technicians and less than 15 emergency care doctors, many of whom are still undergoing training.


Source: Daily Nation May 16, 2019 14:37 UTC



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