National Reform Council supports nationwide use of emergency hotline 112

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BANGKOK, 12 May 2015 – The National Reform Council has expressed support for the nationwide use of a new emergency hotline number.

During the National Reform Council’s meeting on Monday, the discussion focused on the report on the reform of the country’s emergency hotline number which was proposed to be 112.

The NRC’s public health reform committee who proposed the new hotline number said the change will enable people across the country to call only one number, by phone and internet, which will lead to an efficient integration of efforts by all related agencies, particularly in rescue operations.

The committee said that the new hotline 112 will be able to respond to distress calls within 10 seconds as the new system will be equipped with an accurate technology to locate callers.

The NRC resolved to present the proposal to the Cabinet for consideration and if approved, the new number is expected to be put to official use by April 2016.