GIMS launches tele-consultation app for Covid patients at home | Noida News – NOFAA

GIMS launches tele-consultation app for Covid patients at home | Noida News


GREATER NOIDA: The Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) and the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority together launched a mobile application named Upchar for Covid patients in home isolation, especially in the rural areas. The app launched on Monday will only be available on android phones for now.
Patients can get tele-consultations through this facility and GIMS will set up a panel of doctors to attend the calls. The Yamuna YEIDA has provided three doctors who will be part of the GIMS team. DM Suhas LY said Asha and ANM workers will be engaged to educate people in the rural areas about this application. To use it, one has to fill in details like age, gender, phone number and address, along with medical history.
“We tied up with a Nasik-based team of software developers, headed by Gunvant Battee, for the app. If a villager does not have a smartphone, the person can get in touch with the gram pradhan who will help the resident get access to the app. Work is on to make this app available on iOS phones as well,” said Brigadier (retd) Dr RK Gupta, director, GIMS. He said the app can be downloaded from Tuesday.
Battee said through this app, patients and doctors can come on a single dashboard. “Consultation would be provided through calls and text messages,” he added.
The app was launched at YEIDA’s office on Monday in the presence of Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh, the DM, police commissioner Alok Singh and Dr RK Gupta.
“The idea is to reach out to people in the rural areas who might not be able to travel to hospitals frequently,” said MLA Singh.

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