With the invention of the mobile phone, communication has become a lot faster and easier. At the click of a button, you can communicate with everyone, anyone, anywhere. The tiny instrument has indeed become very handy for the young and the old.

We all carry mobile phones with hundreds of names/numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our near and dear ones.

Let us for a moment create a scenario wherein (God forbid) we are involved in an accident or suffer a heart attack and the people attending to us don’t know which number to call so as to inform our family members about the incident. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored, but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Other than ourselves, nobody can know.

For this reason, we must have one or more telephone numbers stored under the heading ‘ICE’ (in case of emergency) on our mobile phones. That will definitely help people identify the numbers to contact others during emergency situations.

As cell phones are carried by a lot of people, all one needs to do is to store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during an emergency under the heading ‘ICE.’

This novel and unique idea was thought of by a paramedic, who found that when he went to accident sites, patients always mobile phones, but the rescuers didn’t know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognised name for this purpose.

In an emergency, those around you would find it much easier to quickly contact your family by simply dialing the number stored as ‘ICE.’ It really could save your life, or put a loved one’s mind at rest.

A great idea that could make a big difference!

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