- Available on USSD string *568*767#
- Lagosians can download LEARS app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Olusegun Kola-Korolo, the director of the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) has stated that the emergency services provider is looking to achieve a quicker response time with the deployment of the Lagos State Emergency & Accident Reporting Services (LEARS) created by Visual Earth, a digital solutions company in partnership with the University of Texas to aid the operations of LASAMBUS.
Kola-Korolo stated this while responding to questions from Business A.M. on the deployment of LEARS by LASAMBUS.
“We hope to achieve a quicker response time via the dispatcher model using geolocation based data embedded in the app, a quicker turnaround resolution of transfer of patients with the mapping of referral hospitals info and of course, timely reporting and a quicker analysis of data,” Kola-Korolo noted.
Visual Earth, the creators of the LEARS technology had noted that they created the service to help LASAMBUS address road and transport incidents (RTIs) more adequately. A statement that the Virtual Earth team had sent to Business A.M. the company stated: “In our analysis of over 1,300 RTI calls, spanning a 6-month period, we discovered that LASAMBUS failed to appropriately manage over 60% of the RTI calls it received.”
Kola-Korolo has now corroborated this claim, noting that it aims to achieve faster turnaround periods as well as patients resolution.
Commenting on the partnership with Visual Earth, Kola-Korolo said, “The partnership with Visual Earth is through a major collaborator on injury research, University of Texas SouthWestern Medical Centre being led by Professor Fiemu Nwariaku. This partnership began 5 years ago.”
The LASAMBUS chief said that the emergency agency is set to begin a trial phase where it will check the functionality of the LEARS service. He also informed that Lagosians can start using the services by using the USSD string *568*767#. He also noted that Lagosians can download the LEARS app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.