IIT-Delhi alumni launch mobile app which helps tracking hospital beds, oxygen availability
Launched a few days ago, the app has so far witnessed 200,000 downloads
At the time when surge in coronavirus cases has forced people to struggle for hospital beds, oxygen and plasma to save their dear ones from imminent deaths, three engineering graduates from IIT Delhi have come out with ‘CovRelief’ mobile app which provides live tracking of vacant hospital bed across 15 cities in the country.
It also shares information on oxygen availability, plasma and video featuring renowned doctors. “This app, a not-for-profit initiative, tracks hospital beds and all Covid-19 related information---sourced from government websites,” said Milan Roy, a co-developer of the CovRelief app while talking to India News Network.
Claiming it as a unique and user-friendly app, Milan Roy, a chemical engineering graduate from IIT Delhi, said the app has a capability to provide a lot of information in a single place.
“The app launched a couple of days ago has already witnessed 200,000 downloads,” confirmed Roy, who suggests that after opening the app in the browser, one needs to click on ‘add to home screen’ to install it. (To install the app on your phone visit: https://covidrelief.glideapp.io/)
“Encouraged by the response we have added a new feature for tracking plasma donors with the help of collaboration,” he added.
Celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Tisca Chopra, Pooja Bedi and Pooja Chopra have already endorsed the app.
Milan Roy, Swapnil Sharma and Pranit Ganvir – all three developers of the app-- intend to include more cities and with the help of volunteers and social media in facilitating requests for support from users.
“Soon we will also launch a twitter page for posting about important app updates and replying to queries and suggestions as the app is being developed day in and day out,” Milan Roy added.
Overall service to the society is a common desire of the three IIT graduates, who have otherwise charted different careers path for themselves. While Milan Roy works for Edvicer that aims at democratizing education in the country, Swapnil Sharma who has 1.5-year experience in the industry is preparing to do PhD in the US and Pranit is a civil services aspirant.