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Mobile Apps by IIT Bombay for helping patients in rural areas

Aug 8, 2014 17:20 IST

    Technology would now find its way to serve the rural patients through the Mobile Apps that are being planned to be developed by IIT Bombay. The mobility in the healthcare sector is a must in a vast country like India where the rural population remains left out, in most of the cases. To make healthcare more accessible and affordable to rural masses this technology can act as a breather.

    In most of the rural areas people have access to mobile phones and creating a mobile app might help people and healthcare might turn out to be accessible for many. Rural offshores often rely heavily on public transportation to travel to cities for healthcare which digs a hole in their pocket and takes a lot of time as well. Through the help of these mobile apps, people could actually fix appointments in hospitals while they are on their way to the hospitals in public vehicles in serious cases where patients are suffering from a disease and are needed to be treated soon. This could save enormous time after reaching the hospital and can save people’s lives. These apps could also help deliver test results to the mobile phones through text messages saving time and energy of the patient’s family to travel to the hospital to pick up test reports.

    People with diseases like diabetes and kidney problems can take huge benefits from the apps as these patients need to check their blood samples quite often. This would save enormous time and effort and would leave options for future development in the same.

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