Badnore launches ‘Fight the Bite’ mobile app to check vector-borne diseases
This application will be made available at Google Playstore so that all the suggestions and complaints can be addressed in a time-bound manner.punjab Updated: Jul 21, 2017 16:26 IST
UT administrator VP Singh Badnore on Thursday launched two mobile-based applications — Fight the Bite and Field Watch — developed by the malaria wing of the UT health department.
These applications are directed towards the community involvement in control of vector-borne diseases. “Fight the Bite” is aimed at taking the community feedback. Its features include suggestions from people on how to contain vector-borne disease, complaints regarding stagnant water and working of officials of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP). The community can even upload the photographs of stagnant water, sewerage leak, blocked gully traps etc.
This application will be made available at Google Playstore so that all the suggestions and complaints can be addressed in a time-bound manner. The user will receive a feedback.
The “Field Watch” app will ensure transparency in reporting all vector, water and airborne diseases. Since these diseases are notifiable in Chandigarh, the NVBDCP unit will ensure that all the government as well as private health institutions report all positive cases through this application.
The application will have a reporting system from the field units of the NVBDCP whereby in-charge of every field unit has to report on this portal about their day-to-day work, which will be reviewed at all levels through the admin portal.
It will have a component of fogging operations being carried out in Chandigarh.
The apps have been developed by Dr Gaurav Aggarwal, anti-malaria officer, and his team under the supervision of the director health services in order to ensure transparency and have community participation.
HOW TO USE
Fight the Bite app
Download from Google Playstore from July 21
Go to options and lodge a complaint/suggestions link will appear, which will connect the user to the health department site
The user will receive the message for acceptance of suggestions, and complaints will be resolved within 24 hours
FIELD WATCH APP
Field watch is an application that can be used by government as well as private health institutions to report all positive vector-borne cases. User name and password will be given to those concerned.
Will ensure transparency
Authorities can send directions to staff and review reports
Every community member can participate
Will have online reporting and real-time monitoring
Remote monitoring of all field work through use of GPS
First Published: Jul 21, 2017 16:26 IST