Hon'ble Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh Launches Himachal Covid Care Mobile App
Sh. Jai Ram Thakur, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh launched the Himachal Covid Care mobile app on 22 May 2021 at Shimla to enable better interaction of home isolated patients with HP Health Department. Sh. Suresh Bhardwaj, Hon’ble Minster for Urban Development, Dr. Rajiv Saizal, Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Sh. Amitabh Avasthi, Secretary Health and Family Welfare were present on the virtual function which was made available to a large number of Asha workers, Panchayati Raj representatives etc.
Himachal Covid Care mobile app enables Covid19 positive patients, who are under home isolation to download the mobile app and self-register in the App using their mobile number and name. The patients select their District and Health Block and enter other required details. Then the concerned Block Medical Officer assigns a Medical Officer to interact with the registered patient. The Medical Officer prescribes medicines, home isolation guidelines etc, which are also available as part of App. The patient enters daily temperature, Oxygen level, pulse and other symptoms so that the MO can prescribe or modify treatment till the patient is fully recovered. Lots of MIS data is available in the App as per user role for higher authorities too and all data is sent to the National Health Mission through email twice so that all patients are contacted through the App.
This App has been developed by the Centre of Competency for Mobile App Development, Shimla, NIC Himachal Pradesh on Android platform initially and will be available on Google Play store under NIC Account. Presently, the App is available through the Mobile Apps section of Himachal Government portal at https://himachal.nic.in and State National Health Mission website at http://nrhmhp.gov.in.