The Myanmar National Red Cross Society has released two mobile phone apps in Burmese which provide natural-disaster warnings and step-by-step instructions for administering first-aid.
The mobile apps – First Aid App and Multi Hazard App – are available to download free of charge on Google Play Store for android mobile phones and tablets, the Burma Red Cross announced at its workshop on Saturday.
“In case of medical emergency, mobile users through the First Aid App can find step-by-step first aid instructions for relevant emergencies, which can greatly ensure the survival of a patient and prevent loss of life due to lack of first-aid knowledge,” said Shwe Zin Myint, director general of the Myanmar National Red Cross Society.
She said the Multi Hazard App will provide users tips about safety and preparations for natural disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes, and that in the future it will also provide warnings for oncoming disasters.
The apps were developed with assistance from the American Red Cross and released on 27 September.
The Myanmar National Red Cross Society was formed in 1937.