COVID-19: KNUST Students Develop App “COVAID” For Consultation At Hospitals

In further development of enhanced measures being taken to combat the widespread of coronavirus pandemic, a group of students of the Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science Technology (KNUST) have launched a mobile application that facilitates non contact consultation between affected persons and health workers via a video interaction feature.

The group of KNUST students led by Stephen Frimpong, developed the application and named it “COVAID”. The application was designed purposely to lessen contact as much as possible to avert the infection at hospitals as health workers are concerned.

Stephen Frimpong

Another incredible characteristic is that, this newly launched application possesses a GPS tracker which can aid Ambulances track patients across the country when the need arises.

Through this amazing application, health workers can attend to patients without any physical contact in their consulting rooms. This measure would not only reduce transmissions but also prevent asymptomatic patients from infecting health workers.

In an interview with Citi TV, the students revealed working hand in hand on engaging health authorities, including an online feature. The leader , Stephen Frimpong after being asked about the modus operandi of the application, detailed and added a call for financial aid from all and sundry.

“It’s just one app for multiple purposes: the patients part and that of heath workers. The moment you open the app, it quickly asks whether you’re a citizen or a doctor”.

“We have a database of tall list of doctors provided by Ministry of Health and Ghana health service. The system will not permit any user who isn’t a qualified doctor. The citizens part, however, has free access to everybody. They only have to fill the required information and cellphone number and they’re ready to go” Stephen Frimpong said.

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