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Bihar launches cellular app for Covid-19 exams – Times of India

PATNA: The state well being division has introduced a cell phone application — Sanjivan — to facilitate Covid-19 exams and different amenities, together with clinic beds, made to be had through the federal government.
“The app become operational on Saturday morning,” well being division secretary Lokesh Kumar Singh stated. He stated a person too can requisition an ambulance with the assistance of the app, which will also be downloaded from the well being division’s reliable portal http://well being.bih.nic.in/31-07-2020/sanjivan.apk. The division has additionally made provisions for the helpline numbers for many who don’t have get right of entry to to the cellular app, he added.
The app accommodates district-wise emergency helpline numbers, chatbot for FAQs (pleasant requested questions), IEC (data, schooling and counselling) and different main points on Covid-19. He stated a person can sign up for Covid-19 take a look at, observe for self quarantine at house and likewise get elaborate details about nearest checking out centres, Covid care centres (CCCs), hospitals and availability of beds within the healthcare amenities.
The authoritative assets stated the helpline numbers have a backup of 10 to be had strains in case the principle quantity is engaged as a result of congestion because of prime quantity of calls. “We also are operating on an offer to give you the checking out facility at a person’s doorsteps in collaboration with non-public laboratories,” a senior reliable stated.
He stated the dep. will repair charges for gathering swab samples from house in a bid to steer clear of crowding on the checking out centres. The state govt has at the present mounted Rs2,500 as the utmost fee to behavior the opposite transcription polymerase chain response (RT-PCR) take a look at at a non-public laboratory.
The officer stated an extra Rs300 might be added within the mounted fees for gathering swab samples from house. As according to the supply, a consumer who registers for the fast antigen detection (RAD) take a look at, gets a registration quantity and an OTP (one time password).
The consumer can then discuss with the closest checking out centre and proportion the OTP, which is able to considerably cut back the time that takes for the flowery registration procedure, he defined.