Health

Elderly Worried About Emergency Alarms

News reports claim both local government authorities and many of the elderly in rural areas who rely on telephone-based emergency aid systems are worried about the planned closing of the telephone net - to be replaced by a mobile system.

The critics say no real sure-fire system has been found to replace the old telephone network when it is to be phased out in several regions in the next few months.

Some of the old-timers say the emergency aid signal is their only way to contact medical authorities - and that they would have a hard time staying at home without those blinking red lights which some wear in a chain around their neck for easy access.

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