The Gauteng Department of Health has introduced a smart and easy-to-use icon to its patient engagement Mpilo-Healthcare mobile App in a desperate attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus in the province.
The latest feature on the mobile App is aimed to assist health workers to trace people who have tested positive for COVID-19.
It is also aimed at creating awareness about the virus.
The feature can also assist App users to do self-screening by completing a simple questionnaire from the Department of Health.
Department spokesperson Kwara Kekana said Mpilo was linked to the department’s digital platforms, ensuring that users have access to credible and verified information on COVID-19
“Among the many offerings of the Mpilo App is a geo-location feature that allows users to find health facilities closest to them. This has proven quite helpful especially during emergencies,” said Kekana in a statement.
“Furthermore, Mpilo has an ambulance hailing facility allowing users to call an ambulance from the phone and track the ambulance’s movement, whilst at the same time allowing our emergency medical services team to have access to the user’s location.”
The Mpilo-Healthcare App, which was launched last year by MEC of Health Dr Bandile Masuku, can be downloaded on Android and IOS enabled phones.
(Compiled by Inside Education staff)