Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has launched a mobile app called ‘Sachetak’ in order to help the elderly people and those with comorbidities and pregnant women, who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.
This app works as a one-stop-solution for providing various services such as fixing an appointment with doctors nearby, options for home delivery of essential items and medicines, updates about COVID-19, quarantine centres, number of persons in quarantine in their areas or ward, number of positive cases and deaths.
Besides, the users can find information on the status of their and nearby wards – green, red or orange and containment zones.
The Sachetak app is currently available for download on the Google and Apple play stores and one can view it on www.sachetakapp.in.
Registration process for Sachetak app
One needs to register on it by providing some details like age, occupation, address, Ward number, disease and details about your doctor and caregiver to avail the benefits.
The ‘Sachetak’ App has been designed and developed by Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) and commissioned by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation. A demonstration of the application was also made by Pinaki Dash, Programme Management Consultant, BSCL.
During the event, a brief presentation was made COVID-19 by Dr. C.V.S.N. Rao, ADUPHO (Additional District Urban Public Health Officer) to create awareness among the audience and to show the measures taken by BMC so far to contain the spread of the outbreak.
Similarly, Dr. Bijay Kumar Mohapatra, Director Health Services, said, “Each one of us has to follow all necessary guidelines and COVID-19 advisories such as physical distancing, hand washing, wearing masks to protect ourselves from the deadly coronavirus”.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has recalibrated everything: work, life, and play. Each of us must follow three things such as wearing masks, practicing handwashing and social distancing to keep coronavirus at bay,” said Prem Chandra Chaudhary, Commissioner, BMC.