New York / Bengaluru May 18, 2021: Bengaluru and New York co-headquartered IT services company Vee Technologies has launched a Vee+ Svasa mobile app aimed at guiding those isolating at home after testing positive for Covid-19.
Bengaluru and New York co-headquartered IT services company Vee Technologies has launched a Vee+ Svasa mobile app aimed at guiding those isolating at home after testing positive for Covid-19.
The home quarantine app has a wealth of authentic information ranging from treating oneself at home, with COVID Gyan videos from The John Hopkins Hospital, how to isolate oneself to protect others in the family to tips for caregivers on measuring oxygen saturation levels. It has an easy to understand Covid treatment flowchart.
Created by a team of software developers of Vee Technologies located in the Indian states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and New York in the US, the app has sourced content and expertise from several medical practitioners at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland, US.
The information and health protocols presented in the app come only from authentic sources, such as The John Hopkins, the Indian Council of Medical Research, one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world, as well as the New Delhi based All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the foremost medical institute in India.
The Vee+ Svasa was enriched by inputs of nearly 100 teams of students from Sona College of Technology who competed for a 1 lakh student price. SonaTech is a leading Tire 1 research focused engineering college based out of Salem. The teams of students sought inputs from tens of thousands of local residents on what information would be useful. The two winning teams that emerged out of this competition comprising- Sendthil, Shrinik were chosen to support the app building and running process.
The efforts of Vee Technologies will now be taken forward by the Valliappa Foundation to popularize the app amongst Government, local administrations and the public so that a large number of people benefit from it across India.
Valliappa Foundation Trustee Chocko Valliappa said, "We reached out to Johns Hopkins India Institute to give access to the globally accepted standard of care protocols for home isolation cases. For Indians battling the fierce second wave of covid, this would be immensely helpful."
"We were overwhelmed by the instant response of Johns Hopkins Medicine International President of global ventures and executive VP, Dr Mohan Chellappa and his colleagues of Indian origin, to help us gain access to the globally accepted standard of care material," added Mr Valliappa. Dr Sanjay Desai, Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University and Professor of Medicine in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Dr. Sunil Solomon, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Diseases Department, Dr. Bhakti Hansoti and Dr. Gautam Sikka were equally supportive of the efforts of Vee Technologies in tiding over the pandemic with methods and protocols that rest on solid scientific pillars.
The app will also feature existing services offered by state governments like locating hospital beds, vaccination centres, and doctors on teleconsultation in key cities. The app can inform the users on how to track the progress of Covid among individuals when to get the blood tests done, what are the standard of care protocols for medication at home, or situations under which the doctor is likely to suggest a CT scan for Chest. It also lists home care remedies, recommended by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare while simultaneously dispelling myths propagated on Whatsapp.
Mr Chocko Valliappa said that The Sona Group has helped build and operate a 500 Oxygen Bed COVID care center converted its hostel into a 120 bed COVID care unit
The Bangalore, and New York co-headquartered Vee Technologies provides IT
services to over 150 hospitals in the US, including six of the Top 20, handling
their clinical coding and revenue cycle management in addition to providing
e-learning and e-governance solutions. Healthcare is the firm's biggest offering
with 3,000 of its 5,000 employees engaged in healthcare analytics.
The Sona Group of Education institutions include the NIRF ranked Sona College of
Technology known for its cutting-edge research through its 35 R&D laboratories,
the 64-year-old Thiagarajar Polytechnic College that enjoys the AICTE-CII status
to mentor over 3,500 polytechnics in India and the Sona College of Arts and
Valliappa Foundation, a FCRA accredited community service foundation promoted by the Sona Valliappa Group founder Mr Chockalingam Valliappa is engaged in a series of community service projects in and around Salem. The projects include empowerment of women, skill development and healthcare.
Valliappa Foundation runs ‘Anadhanam’ digital platform to solve hunger by enabling distribution of extra food among the needy by building awareness on Food Loss and to reduce Food Wastage in partnership with other NGOs.
Valliappa Foundation encourages engineering students to connect with the community and help in rural development and community service. College students help and teach school children on diverse subjects ranging from Swachh Bharat and digital literacy, to restoration of lakes and garbage disposal.
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