Fight Against COVID-19: BMC Launches ‘Sachetak’ App

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Bhubaneswar: In an effort to fight the coronavirus crisis, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has developed a mobile application (App) named “Sachetak”, exclusively for the comorbid and elderly citizens of the State Capital.

To ensure proper care and to extend necessary support to the vulnerable section of the society, the application has been launched.

Registration – After downloading the app, the users can register using their mobile number and an onetime password (OTP). Once registered, users will be required to provide basic information about them such as

  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Ward of residence in Bhubaneswar
  • Address
  • Comorbidity or existing diseases
  • Any type or surgery etc.
  • Caregiver & Doctor details

The app is aimed to help BMC identify people at risk. After analyzing the inputs, the Civic body could also plan advance health-care camps etc. in a particular area of the city/zone in which more vulnerable groups would be found.

From the dashboard, Citizens can

  • Explore resources shared on COVID protection, etc.
  • Consult a doctor for specific diseases
  • View responses from doctors
  • View updates on COVID quarantine, positive cases
  • in their ward as well as other wards and
  • Bhubaneswar and Odisha.
  • Update their profile if necessary
  • Share feedback & refer friends and family

Using the ‘Consult Doctor’ option, citizens can seek advice from registered doctors for specific diseases. Communication can be via the app or Via phone. Likewise, using the messaging option, citizens can View responses from doctors on their query and reply to them as well. Citizens can use the app to view videos, guidelines, safety, and prevention tips as well As the information on delivery and other services from time to time.

Citizens can also share their feedback or issues with the app or forward their suggestions via this option.

The App users can also refer their relatives, family or friends using the ‘refer’ option provided.

However, authorities of BMC assured that privacy of the data would be maintained and there would be no threat to personal data sharing through the “Sachetak’’ App.

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