KOLKATA: With the COVID-19 pandemic nonetheless raging, IIT Kharagpur on Friday launched a telemedicine software program which facilitates vital well being care help to sufferers at their doorsteps by distant session by a doctor.
The system iMediX which is accessible by any customary web browser and in addition from a cellular gadget, has been developed by researchers at IIT Kharagpur’s Division of Pc Science and Engineering, an institute spokesperson mentioned.
On this system, a affected person indicators as much as get an account by offering his/her E-mail ID or cellular quantity.
Then the affected person could make a request for session by selecting a division of the hospital, getting into his/her chief complaints and importing mandatory scanned medical data.
The hospital administration processes the request and assigns a physician.
The physician after logging in units an appointment date and time for the affected person and the system communicates the data to the affected person by mail and SMS.
On the day of go to, the physician consults the affected person utilizing video conferencing and advises him/her by writing a prescription, which is shipped by mail to the affected person. The affected person can even obtain the prescription from her account.
Prof Jayanta Mukhopadhyay, the lead researcher mentioned, “Because the variety of instances of dwelling isolation and residential quarantine are rising, the system will cater to the wants of the current state of affairs. It could be helpful additionally to comply with up and deal with aged sufferers.”
iMedX is being adopted for public use proper at its dwelling, IIT Kharagpur on-campus healthcare system, he mentioned.
Director of IIT Kharagpur, Prof V Okay Tewari mentioned “In April we had introduced eight R&D initiatives for offering COVID healthcare providers. This telemedicine challenge was key amongst these particularly maintaining in thoughts its effectiveness in our personal neighborhood.
“When our campus will begin working in full energy near 30,000 folks together with college students could be in want of healthcare providers and this expertise will cut back over- publicity of the healthcare employees whereas effectively catering to the inhabitants. Whereas we’re selling bodily distancing, it appears solely acceptable to introduce this digital platform to fulfill the healthcare wants of the campus neighborhood successfully.”
The institute is creating consumer accounts for its medical cardholders who can avail the session facility dwelling by video conferencing.
The software program, launched on October 2 on the event of Gandhi Jayanti, shall be built-in on the Dr B C Roy Expertise Hospital of the institute which gives emergency healthcare providers for the campus residents and staff, confirmed the workplace of Principal Medical Officer Dr Samir Dasgupta.
The researchers are already in contact with healthcare MSMEs for commercialization of the copyright model of the expertise, Tewari mentioned.