In COVID times, anything that helps the patients or the health workers draws special attention. And here is one such thing. An innovative ‘Home Isolation Tracking’ aap developed in Bihar now has wide attention and with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself praising it.
The app developed by the Bihar Government keeps track of the COVID 19 patients at their homes.
Narendra Modi came to know about the Home Isolation Tracking aap during his interaction with officials of several districts of nine states on Tuesday, May 18. During his interaction, Patna district magistrate Chandrasekhar Singh elaborated on the app and how it helped the health workers in tracking the covid patients.
Quite impressed by the Bihar Government’s initiative, the Prime Minister asked the state government officials to send the details about the app to the Union health Ministry so that it could be made available in other parts of the country.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched the “HIT COVID App” on Monday, May 17. The app launched helps to reach out to COVID 19 patients undergoing treatment for the deadly disease in home isolation.
Bihar State Electronics Development Corporation (BELTRON) developed the aap. The Home Isolation Tracking aap was developed under the guidance of the state Health Department. The online monitoring system is now functional in Supaul, Gopalganj, Aurangabad, Nalanda and Bhagalpur districts.
The Chief Minister said that the Home Isolation Tracking aap would help the COVID 19 patients as well as the health workers in a great level. Stating that a large number of people with COVID 19 are isolated at home, the Chief Minister said that these patients need to be monitored, as there is a possibility of their oxygen levels dipping at any time.
He mentioned that the health workers would visit the homes regularly, keep a tab on the oxygen level of these patients, and take body temperature on daily basis. They will also enter daily report through the app.