For the welfare of Covid positive patients, District Administration Ludhiana has developed a mobile app through which the patients can apply for home isolation by sitting at their homes. This mobile app, “Home Isolation Ludhiana” have been launched by Fatehgarh Sahib MP Dr Amar Singh through video conferencing. He was also accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma, ADC (D) Mr Sandeep Kumar, ADC (Jagraon) Mrs Neeru Katyal Gupta, SDM Raikot Dr Himanshu Gupta, Senior Youth Congress leader Mr Kamil Boparai, besides several others.It is pertinent to mention that mobile app, “Home Isolation Ludhiana” is presently available on Google Play Store (for android phones) and would be launched on the iOS platform (for iphones) in next few days. This app can also be downloaded by visiting web link, https://homeisolationpunjab.in.While speaking on the occasion, Dr Amar Singh said that mobile app, “Home Isolation Ludhiana” would prove very beneficial for residents. He said that earlier, the residents who were tested positive for Covid, had to visit government hospitals for applying for home isolation, but now they can do so by simply using this mobile app, “Home Isolation Ludhiana”.
He informed that residents will simply have to make a video of themselves showing a separate room, attached bathroom and a caretaker. He said that once this video is submitted, the patient would get confirmation. Once the application is submitted, the patient would be able to select a time slot on which he/she wants to visit the Covid Care Centre set up at Meritorious School, Ludhiana, for checkup, before the application for home isolation is approved. He said that if the patient is not feeling well, their attendant can also visit the Meritorious School, Ludhiana for final approval.Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma informed that only asymptomatic/patients with mild symptoms below 60 years of age would be eligible to apply for home isolation. He urged the residents to submit only correct information at the time of applying for home isolation.He said that this is the second mobile app launched by the District Administration in last few days time. On August 9, a mobile app “HBMS Punjab” through which residents can check real time status of vacant beds in both private and government hospitals, was launched.He further said that for the welfare of residents, people can check the status of vacant beds on official web link “https://ludhiana.nic.in/notice/covid-19-bed-status-in-ludhiana-district/" or “www.hbmspunjab.in". He said that the list of all private hospitals offering Covid treatment have been added on the app as well as the web links.