Report Suspect, Red zone alarm and Self assessment test among other features launched
Srinagar, 30 April: Mobile Application “DAK-HELPDESK (jkdak.in) ” launched by Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) a month before has received tremendous response from general public. General Secretary DAK and over all incharge of the mobile application, Dr Owais H Dar in a statement issued today said that, “since last month more than 21,500 people have visited the application and have benefitted by taking free online medical consultations from doctors. About 215 Doctors, arranged speciality wise are available in the panel of empanelled doctors who are providing free online consultations to the needy people either through whatsup or telephonically”.
Dr Dar further said that, “from today new features are being added to the APP whereby general public can inform the authorities about people residing in their areas who have recent travel history or who have contact with any COVID-19 positive patient.This feature will help in tracking them efficiently and will supplement the Government efforts. Another feature which has been added to the Mobile APP is ‘Self Assessment Test’ whereby any individual has to answer guided questions and in the end, Automated instructions are give in the form of questionnaire for necessary management.In addition to that another feature has also been added to the application i.e., ‘Red Zone Feature’ whereby the application buzzes and alarms a person if he enters any Red Zone area”.
In is pertinent to mention here that the Mobile App “DAK-HELPDESK” was launched in view of huge campaign going for “stay at home to stay safe” and to “break the chain” of transmission of Covid-19.
President DAK, Dr Suhail Naik once again appreciated and paid gratitude to all the doctors who are rendering their free online services amid their busy duty schedules. He further appealed other doctors to volunteer by sharing their contact numbers with our office bearers and join this noble cause in these testing times.
DAK is highly grateful to Information Technology Engineer, Mr Irfan Ali who approached us and donated this mobile application for patient care.