Imagine you are a heart patient at the National Heart Foundation (NHF) and you have to take medicines on a regular basis as well as maintain a doctor's appointment or get the test results on time.
At times, it gets quite difficult to remember all of the above even if you have jotted them down in a piece of paper. What if you end up losing it somehow? What if you need some advice regarding your condition right away?
Keeping those in mind, a new mobile application, eHeart, has been developed for the patients of the heart foundation by Bangladesh University, in cooperation with the Information and Communication Technology division of the government, said a press release.
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq launched the digital App in NHF auditorium at Mirpur yesterday.
A patient can either use the app by using his hospital identification number or by registering.
They will also be able to know about their heart risk, test results and get medication advice from eHeart. A patient's information is recorded in his or her profile in the app. It will also alert a patient to take his/her medicine as prescribed by a doctor.
The DNCC mayor said, “Heart patients always live in risk. A slight deviation from the treatment may cause a major problem. This app will help them relieve many of their anxieties.” "It not only saves money and time, but also is user friendly," he said.
State Minister for ICT division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, lawmaker Jahangir Kabir Nanak and national Prof Brig (retd) Dr Abdul Malik also spoke at the programme.