“Nurse in Hand” a Kenya-based startup recently signed an MoU with Apla Tech Company to build a blockchain-based mobile health app. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed during the World Blockchain Summit that held from March 22-23, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The startup is a mobile and web-based accident and emergency response platform that has geo-mapped Kenya’s accident and emergency response ecosystem and activates the platform in case of an emergency, alerting the registered paramedics found within the geo-mapped area as well as classified hospitals that are equipped with ICUs and blood banks. This invention will aid in reducing the rate of fatalities as a result of slow responses of medical aid or ambulances when home or road accidents occur.
This would reduce the response time and distance. Paramedics registered on the Nurse in Hand platform will be located in Emergency Care Centers that are within the geo-mapped locations and are equipped with life-saving GPS-tracked Emergency Kits. In addition, the Emergency Care Centers also house vehicle-cutting equipments that can be used in scenarios where accident victims are trapped.
The Kenyan Government is seriously considering sectors that could make practical and effective use of the blockchain. The signing of this MoU is thus very timely for the Kenyan government.