One of the fundamental things that help air ambulance services reach patients on time is their address. The problem arises when people do not have one. Many people in rural United States rely on directions rather than addresses. This is especially true when it comes to Native Indian dwellings. Most of the homes in the sovereign nations were built well before the roads were. This presents a logistical problem before the municipal authorities to number the houses in accordance to the roads and locations. It ultimately becomes a nightmare for both the residents as well as air ambulance services when patients are to be reached on time.
Geo Coordinates can Guide Air Ambulance Services
Technology can come to the rescue. Air ambulance services can reach any location with the help of geo coordinates. It gives a clear ‘roadmap’ as to where the patient is. However, for a layman, finding the coordinates can be a tough task to accomplish.
In the era where mobile apps are dime a dozen, this problem can be tackled easily. All that the community would need is an app that gives the location by coordinates and not street addresses. While there are several applications that help reach drivers to the location using street addresses, there are hardly any that are based purely on geographical coordinates at present.
How are Rural Communities without Address Managing Currently?
At the current time, it is a grossly inefficient method of guiding air ambulance services to a particular location. Most of the time, people have to drive the patients to a particular location so that the emergency services can be reached. Availing ground ambulance services is not easy either with the lack of addresses. All this makes tackling dire emergencies an absolute nightmare. With thousands of people living with this problem at their hand, a solution needs to be found out at the earliest.