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National Institute of Medical Emergency

Ministry of Health

Last update on 10-03-2011

The National Institute of Medical Emergencies (INEM) is the body of the Ministry of Health responsible for coordinating the operation, in Portugal, an Integrated Medical Emergency, aimed at ensuring the prompt and correct delivery of health care to disaster victims or sudden illness. The provision of aid at the scene, assisted transport of victims to the appropriate hospital and the articulation between the various actors of the system, are the main tasks of the INEM.

Through the European Emergency Number 112, has various means to respond effectively, anytime, medical emergencies.