Johns Hopkins backed app to guide COVID patients at home in India

A team of developers in India has created a new app that is supported by Johns Hopkins University in the US and is designed to guide people who are in isolation at home after testing COVID-19 positive, directly from their smartphones. On.

The Vee+ Svasa app – developed by Bengaluru and New York-headquartered IT services company Vee Technologies, and made possible by the Valliappa Foundation – provides educational videos, information on access to local medical care and COVID vaccines, and by medical experts Other material received, provides correct. For users’ smartphones.

Created by a team of software developers from V Technologies based in Bengaluru and Salem, the app draws on the content and expertise of medical practitioners at Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, the company said in a statement.

V+ SWSA was enriched with inputs from around 100 teams of students from Sona College of Technology, who competed for a student prize of Rs 1 lakh.

The winning teams emerging from this competition – Senthil Sivaraman S, Harshvardhan SM, Ragul P and Srinik Jain U – were selected to support the app building and running process.

“We reached out to the Johns Hopkins India Institute to provide us access to a globally accepted standard of care protocol for home isolation cases. For Indians battling the COVID pandemic, it will be extremely helpful,” said Choco Valliappa, Trustee of the Valliappa Foundation.

From treating yourself at home to self-isolating and protecting others in the family, the Home Quarantine app comes with easy-to-understand tips for caregivers to measure oxygen saturation levels Vala is a treasure trove of authentic information up to the COVID treatment flowchart.

The information and health protocols presented in the app come only from authentic sources, such as Johns Hopkins University, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) as well as All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Valliappa said, “We were overwhelmed by the prompt response from Johns Hopkins Medicine International President and Executive VP of Global Enterprises and Dr. Mohan Chellappa and his Indian-origin colleagues, helping us gain access to globally accepted care materials. Got it.”

The app will include existing services offered by state governments such as locating hospital beds, immunization centers and doctors on tele-consultation in major cities.

The app is available on Google Play Store while the iOS version of the app will be launched soon.

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