Of mobiles, medicines and M-Health app

There are times when the sick don’t get immediate medical attention, or even the medicines they need. That might change as taking note of the various problems faced by patients and their kin who are in dire need of medical and health related services, a Kurla-based Chartered Accountant has developed ‘M-Health’, an Android app that caters to 12 major and other allied needs.

According to Chartered Accountant Kiran Damle, the app will cover medical and health services in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai, and will be launched on February 21 by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

“The main features of the M-Health app include hospitals and related services, blood banks, ambulance services, organ donation, health care centres, NGOs operating patient helping equipment centres,” he said.

“Information on 24-hour pharmacies will also be provided along with information on generic medicine, dialysis centres, nursing services, heart care centres, cancer care centres and NGOs giving financial help for medical purposes to patients in need of help,” he added.

Damle said any patient or relative in need of any blood group, after logging in the details of the patient and the hospital, will get a list of 10 blood donors in vicinity of the stated hospital.

Besides, the donors too will get a message on their mobile about urgent requirement of certain blood group.

“Many times relatives in unfamiliar localities often find it tough to locate nearby 24 hour pharmacies, pharmacies selling generic medicines. Another problem faced at times of medical emergencies is to locate ambulance services nearby,” he said.

The app will also have list of NGOs which offer financial help for medical purposes to needy patients, he said.

Damle said there are many NGOs and private organisations that offer medical equipments like crutches, walkers and other nursing services on hire.

Replying to a query, he said at present there are no plans to include doctors as already there are apps dedicated to it.

(with inputs from PTI)


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