Manser Thelua Kenya 9 Questions 132 Answers 2 Best Answers 3,977 Points View Profile 2 Manser Thelua East Africa Asked: July 10, 2018In: Health and Nutrition Why do people put family members & friends as emergency contacts instead of a family doctor? 2 Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says “If an emergency, notify:” I put “DOCTOR”. What’s my mother going to do?… doctoremmergencyfamily Share Facebook Report 3 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Best Answer Sarahsusan Oroko Added an answer on July 11, 2018 at 10:06 am Well for one how many African households have a family doctor? I know my family doesn’t. So the reason I put my family as an emergency contact is cause when he/she is notified they know what I’m allergic to, what can be used to help out and how well to best deal with a situation. Kenya for example yes you are in an emergency but they’ll still want to know who’ll pay for treatment and by what means and who best knows such answers if not family? 4 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google plus Share on WhatsApp noory taha Added an answer on July 10, 2018 at 7:09 pm I think it has less to do with how the other person feels, and more to do with who cares enough to come as quick 4 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google plus Share on WhatsApp Stewin Munga Added an answer on July 10, 2018 at 6:58 pm When thinking about emergency situations, it’s your close friends and loved ones who come to mind because we all know death is inevitable and the limited time we have is not enough to share with everyone. This is usual a subconscious guilty expression of people you trust, appreciate or would like to spend more time with. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google plus Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Notify me of new posts by email.