August 16, 2016
In The News
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an excerpt from a CNN article by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Nadia Kounang and Sandee LaMotte that ran Aug. 5 at cnn.com. The excerpt below talks about some of the emergency communication center and first responder preparations and the general state of local hospitals for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janero, Brazil.
By Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Nadia Kounang and Sandee LaMotte, CNN
More people turning to public hospitals
"The economic crisis has made it very difficult," he tells me. "Even people who used to afford private hospitals are now going to public ones to save money."
Ben Tinker and Luis Graham-Yooll contributed to this report.
An article recently published in the Wall Street Journal alleges that some large companies are getting discounted rates from phone carriers that is unfairly skirting laws requiring fees to help fund emergency dispatch services.
Google is working on a feature for Android-based cellphones called Emergency Location Service that will be available in the future on phones that uses your phone's data to provide emergency dispatchers with your specific geographic location.