Manser Thelua Kenya 9 Questions 138 Answers 2 Best Answers 4,232 Points View Profile2 Manser Thelua East Africa Asked: July 10, 2018In: Health and NutritionWhy do people put family members & friends as emergency contacts instead of a family doctor?2Whenever 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 ShareFacebook 3 AnswersVotedOldestRecentBest 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?4Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare 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 quick4Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare 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.1Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsAppLeave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Notify me of new posts by email.