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Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has developed a mobile application (App) named “Sachetak”

Bhubaneswar:5/6/20: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has developed a mobile application (App) named “Sachetak”, exclusively for the co-morbid and elderly citizens of the State Capital. The App has been developed by Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited. The broad activities which can be performed are as mentioned below:

After downloading the app, the users can register using their mobile number and a onetime password (OTP). After being registered, users will be required to provide basic information about themselves such as

  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Ward of residence in Bhubaneswar
  • Address
  • Comorbidity or existing diseases
  • Any type or surgery etc.
  • Caregiver & Doctor details

This will help BMC identify people at risk. After analyzing the inputs, the Civic body could also plan advance health-care camps etc. in a particular area of the city/zone in which more vulnerable groups would be found.

From the dashboard, Citizens can

  • Explore resources shared on COVID protection, etc.
  • Consult a doctor for specific diseases
  • View responses from doctors
  • View updates on COVID quarantine, positive cases
    in their ward as well as other wards and
    Bhubaneswar and Odisha.
  • Update their profile if necessary
  • Share feedback & refer friends and family

Using the ‘Consult Doctor’ option, citizens can seek advice from registered doctors for specific diseases. Communication can be via the app or Via phone. Likewise, using the messaging option, citizens can view responses from doctors on their query and reply to them as well.

The App users can also refer their relatives, family or friends using the ‘refer’ option provided. However, authorities of BMC assured that privacy of the data would be maintained and there would be no threat to personal data sharing through the “Sachetak’’ App.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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