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Ambulance app to be extended in Cyprus

An innovative mobile phone application bringing users in direct contact with ambulance operators is expected to extend its reach in Cyprus.

The extension follows the hiring of five more paramedic staff who, through the application, will be able to also determine the exact geographical location of their patient.

In the first stage, the programme will be extended to include Larnaca from September 15 and then to Paphos from October 15 before also encompassing Limassol on November 15.

The app can be downloaded onto any smartphone for free and brings users into contact with ambulance coordination centre once users have pushed an SOS button and send an ambulance to the scene. By Monday, some 200 people had downloaded the app and registered on the system.

Also, four new ambulance stations will be created over the coming two months, in Klirou, the Centre of Limassol, Orokini, and Peyia.

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