The app is a voluntary commitment from general public who pledge to save lives and is supported by United Way of Chennai, Royal Sundaram and Wellington Trust. Apollo Hospitals is the medical partner to the initiative, a press release said.
Anyone aged 17 and above, residing in and around Chennai can volunteer to enrol into the network as an Alert Voice.
“Alert has empowered over 70,000 citizens pan India in the last 12 years by providing training programmes in emergency response management, marching towards the goal set for Alert by former President APJ Abdul Kalam - Train one in every family in emergency care. The programmes range from two hours awareness sessions to 2.5 days of advanced skill programme,” said Alert founder Kala Balasundaram.
Earlier, Prathap C Reddy and Prince of Arcot Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali presented the second edition of 'Alert Being' awards.
The award is a unique recognition that honours humanity by awarding real-life heroes who have contributed to the society by saving lives.
This year 13 persons were given award and it include Lifetime achievement award to Anbu Paalam founder Paalam Kalyanasundaram and Icons award to Life Again Foundation founder Gautami Tadimala.