New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Budget airline SpiceJet will begin trial for the Travel Pass mobile app of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for digital health verification.The trial will be conducted on Mumbai to Male flights effective August 23.The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile application that aides travellers to store and manage their verified certifications for Covid-19 tests or vaccinations.The Travel Pass is meant to manage and verify the traveller's Covid-19 status in line with the governments' health and other requirements.SpiceHealth has been on-boarded by IATA as a lab partner for the Travel Pass trial. SpiceHealth is a healthcare company founded by the promoters of SpiceJet.At present, SpiceHealth operates 21 labs and collection centres for RT-PCR and rapid antigen testing spread across 11 cities in India.According to Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, the introduction of Travel Pass will make the verification process simple and hassle-free, boost both passenger confidence and make international travel more efficient and secure.--IANSrv/arm
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A new app created by a team of developers in India and supported by Johns Hopkins University in the US - which has been designed to guide people isolating at home after testing Covid-19 positive right on their smartphones - is now available on Apple iOS App Store.The Vee+ Svasa app -- developed by Bengaluru and New York-headquartered IT services company Vee Technologies, and made possible by the Valliappa Foundation -- delivers educational videos, information about accessing local medical care and Covid vaccines, and other content sourced by medical experts, right to users' smartphones.The 108MB Vee+Svasa app is now available for free on Apple App Store, the company said in a statement on Wednesday."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 Covid pandemic amid the threat of a third Covid wave, this would be immensely helpful," said Chocko Valliappa, Trustee of Valliappa Foundation.The home quarantine app has a wealth of authentic information ranging from treating oneself at home to how to isolate oneself and protect others in the family, to tips for caregivers on measuring oxygen saturation levels as well as an easy-to-understand Covid treatment flowchart.The information and health protocols presented in the app come only from authentic sources, such as Johns Hopkins University, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) as well as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).A COVID-19 screening tool on the app gives information about the virus and disease, tells you what you can do, and how you can care for yourself.--IANSna/
Lucknow - 'Kitchen Ayurveda' has now been included in the AYUSH Kavach app.
Through the app, the AYUSH department will be educating people about the benefits of turmeric, ajwain, cloves, nutmeg and other items available in the kitchen.
This information can be accessed by anyone using the 'Ayurveda Kitchen' feature on the 'Ayush Kavach' app.
Apart from this, the AYUSH department has also included many such features on the Ayush Kavach app, including videos of renowned Ayurveda Gurus, who will be defining the best possible ways to use the items available in the kitchen.
A.K. Dixit, the officer-in-charge of the Department of AYUSH, said that with Kitchen Ayurveda, "Preventive measures to boost the immunity against cold, cough and other infections can easily be taken at home.
Ayurveda guru Dr Vandana Pathak said that correct information has been given by Ayurveda experts in the app.
Many videos of home remedies have been uploaded on the Ayush Kavach app that have information on how to cure infections with mustard, turmeric, mulethi, clove, cumin, and other items.
Dr Pathak said, "Over 2,000 people watch videos at a time. In fact, informative videos on how to beat diseases like cold, acidity, pain, menstruation, diabetes through home remedies have also been uploaded on the app." she added.
The 'Ayush Kavach App' was launched by chief minister Yogi Adityanath on May 5, 2020, with the aim to boost the immunity of the people against COVID-19 and other infections through Ayurvedic medicines.
Experts believe that Ayurveda is an ancient practice and all the diseases can be healed with Ayurvedic practice.
The app broke all the records in popularity and currently, has over 20 lakh subscribers. (IANS)
Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) A team of developers in India has created a new app that is supported by Johns Hopkins University in the US and designed to guide people isolating at home after testing Covid-19 positive, right on their smartphones.The Vee+ Svasa app -- developed by Bengaluru and New York-headquartered IT services company Vee Technologies, and made possible by the Valliappa Foundation -- delivers educational videos, information about accessing local medical care and Covid vaccines, and other content sourced by medical experts, right to users' smartphones.Created by a team of software developers of Vee Technologies located in Bengaluru and Salem, the app has sourced content and expertise of medical practitioners at Johns Hopkins University and Medicine in the US, the company said in a statement.The Vee+ Svasa was enriched by inputs of nearly 100 teams of students from Sona College of Technology who competed for a Rs 1 lakh student prize.The winning teams that emerged from this competition -- Senthil Sivaraman S, Harsh Vardhan SM, Ragul P and Shreinik Jain U -- were chosen to support the app building and running process."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 Covid pandemic, this would be immensely helpful," said Valliappa Foundation Trustee Chocko Valliappa.The home quarantine app has a wealth of authentic information ranging from treating oneself at home to how to isolate oneself and protect others in the family, to tips for caregivers on measuring oxygen saturation levels as well as an easy-to-understand Covid treatment flowchart.The information and health protocols presented in the app come only from authentic sources, such as Johns Hopkins University, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) as well as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)."We were overwhelmed by the instant response of Johns Hopkins Medicine International President of global ventures and executive VP and doctor, Mohan Chellappa and his colleagues of Indian origin, to help us gain access to the globally accepted standard of care material," Valliappa added.The app will also feature existing services offered by state governments like locating hospital beds, vaccination centres, and doctors on tele-consultation in key cities.The app is available on Google Play Store while iOS version of the app will be launched soon.--IANSna/in
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Termed as a 'great example' of the fusion of modern technology, the 'WHO M-Yoga' app launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the oaccasion of International Day of Yoga on Monday aims to help spread yoga around the world and contribute to the efforts of the 'One World, One Health' motto.
The app will provide many videos of yoga training and practice based on common yoga protocols in different languages. It will help promote yoga and wellness among the people around the world, especially during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Modi launched the app while addressing the nation on the occasion of the 7th International Day of Yoga, saying the app will play an instrumental role in the rehabilitation of the health of Covid patients who have recovered from the disease.
"When India proposed the International Day of Yoga in the United Nations, the spirit behind it was to make the yoga science accessible to the entire world. Today India has taken another important step in this direction along with the United Nations and the WHO.
"Now the world is going to get the power of the M-Yoga app. In this app, many videos of yoga training will be available in different languages of the world, based on the common yoga protocol. It is also a great example of the fusion of modern technology and ancient science. I am sure the app will play a big role in expanding yoga across the globe, making the efforts of 'One World, One Health' a success," the Prime Minister said.
The Ministry of AYUSH and the World Health Organization (WHO) had jointly undertaken a project in mid-2019, focusing on mobile yoga. It envisaged the concept of 'Be Healthy, Be Mobile' (BHBM) under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2030.
The BHBM initiative is a global partnership led by the WHO, which supports the scale up of mobile health (m-Health) technology within the scope of the national health system to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
In order to achieve the above objectives, a memorandum of understanding was signed in July 2019 between the WHO and the Ministry of AYUSH.
The M-Yoga project focused on four areas: Common yoga protocol for general wellness; yoga for mental health and resilience; yoga for adolescents; and yoga for pre-diabetics.
Building upon this, a requisite handbook and mobile applications were to be developed by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) in consultation with technology partners from the WHO.
The work on the handbook is in the final stages and the currently launched app is available in two of the six official languages -- English and Hindi.
Gurugram, June 1 (IANS) During the second wave of corona pandemic, around 3,500 home isolation patients, took online medical consultation service started by the Gurugram district administration. This online facility is being provided through the Zoom app."The district administration of Gurugram is making every possible effort to help people at all levels to fight against Covid-19. For this the administration has started free medical advice for home isolation patients through the Zoom app. This facility is proving to be very useful for the citizens of the district," Deputy Commissioner Gurugram, Yash Garg said.He informed that through Zoom app patients in home isolation can avail health benefits by consulting doctors through online facility.Expressing satisfaction over the figure of 3,500 who have taken advantage of this facility, he said that in the second Covid wave, about 50 to 60 people are getting health benefits daily by joining this facility."The residents of the district can avail this service daily from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Zoom app. The patients who are unable to join online services can also seek medical advice by contacting the helpline service 1950 issued by the administration," Garg said.--IANS str/skp/