Telangana to launch app for asymptomatic Covid-19 patients in home isolation

: The Telangana government is

all set to introduce an app for monitoring the health of asymptomatic COVID-19 patients who are in home isolation, a senior official of the state government said on Saturday.

The state government will provide data of the patients to doctors who in turn through the app can interact with the assigned ones.

The app, developed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, allows each doctor to access the data of 50 patients and constantly monitor them, the official said.

The Telangana government is advising asymptomatic patients to confine to their respective homes taking necessary care.

"We are roping in retired doctors who will be assigned 50 patients each. Data of those 50 patients will be given to them who in turn will interact with the patients continuously and monitor their health," the official told P T I.

Telangana has over 10,000 asymptomatic patients who are currently being treated at their respective homes.

The doctors who are the assigned patients will suitably be remunerated, the official added.

"Their (doctors) job is to call every day and assess their health status. They will also prescribe medicines if required," the official further said adding that the app will have the videocalling facility also.

The state has over 13,000 active cases as on July 17.

The Telangana government had in April launched 'T COVID-19' App - a single source of information, to assist citizens and government departments in tackling the coronavirus pandemic situation.

The app equips citizens with accurate information about coronavirus and helps in curbing the spread of fake news, an official release had earlier said.



Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel