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“Najat”…an Application for relief
The Lebanese Red Cross had signed an agreement with "Alfa" under the management of Orascom Telecom whereby Alfa will take care and develop and the application of the Lebanese Red Cross “Najat”. Najat will allow the Lebanese Red Cross to identify the address of the person who needs relief directly when calling at its emergency free number 140, which contributes to facilitate the work of paramedics and accelerate the arrival of ambulances to the intended place. The minister of communications in the provisional government Nicolas Sahnawi patronized the signing ceremony at the Press Club in Furn El Shebbak, in the presence of “Alfa” CEO and its General Director Marwan Hayek. From the Lebanese Red Cross attended its president Suzanne Oueiss, the Secretary General George Kettaneh, the head of EMS Rosy Bouloss, officials and volunteers and “Waked” family who were behind the idea and others.

Rola Waked spoke on behalf of her family about how the idea of the application started since the family had lost their mother "Najat" because EMS team at the Red Cross did not arrive at the required time because they were unable to determine the address of the house, while Oueiss Salutes Waked family who “turned their tragedy into a life and hope." Hayek pointed out that the touching testimony of Waked family appears that suffering often seems a motivation to innovate. On the other hand, Sahnawi said "the most important advantages of the application is that it will contribute to save the lives of many people, because a few seconds are crucial in human life."Then kettaneh and Hayek signed the agreement.
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