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Now, Mumbai civic body makes a mobile app to help curb monsoon diseases

The application will be available on the Google play store after it is formally launched

mumbai Updated: Sep 19, 2017 14:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,Monsoon diseases,Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is will launch a mobile phone application called ‘Monsoon Related Diseases’ on Tuesday to provide users information about diseases such as Malaria, Dengue, swine flu, and chikungunya. The application will be available on the Google play store after it is formally launched by Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of KEM hospital, at Lokmanya Tilak Hospital on Tuesday.

The mobile application provides information about the symptoms of monsoon related diseases, enlists precautions to prevent catching diseases and also lists out remedies for the diseases. It has informational about cleanliness measures that could be taken to prevent such diseases and types of foods to eat for recovery. A civic official said, “There is a dos and don’ts list on the application, which is extensive and exhaustive. Plus the app has names, numbers, and addresses of all municipal hospitals and clinics across the city.”

The BMC developed the application with the help of staff from the general medicine department of Lokmanya Tilak Hospital, and members of Kandivli’s Thakur Institute of Management Studies.

The official added, “This application was made with the help of doctors and medical staff, so the information is scientific.”

First Published: Sep 19, 2017 14:22 IST