Friday, 21 August 2015


New Smartphone APP launched by Indian Government on HIV | AIDS

Panjim, Goa: Now, a Smartphone application called HELP (HIV Education and Linkage to Prevention) will give complete data on HIV, build mindfulness and danger observation.

The application will likewise provoke clients to get to HIV testing from the closest focus free of expense. Guaranteeing privacy, with bi-lingual office and simple similarity, it is relied upon to reach more than 11 crore individuals crosswise over urban and country topographies.

The imaginative portable application was dispatched by the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a joint effort with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Department of Telecommunications and National AIDS Control Organization.

J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, said that innovation can open up unlimited chances to achieve the youthful with credible data on the administrations on HIV and AIDS. "Innovation and youth are securely attached, in any case, deficient access to data and complex messages from different sources can confound the young," he said.

Nadda urged the requirement for utilizing innovation to control and instruct youth. "There is a critical need to spur, illuminate and guide them. This portable application, appropriately titled, HIV training and linkage to anticipation (HELP), will cross over any barrier helping the young to know their HIV status. It will transmit data by and by to each of them which is a stage in front of way to entryway wellbeing administrations."

Bhanu Pratap Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said that the recently propelled portable application would supplement the endeavors of ahead of schedule testing and treatment. "It is fundamental that we utilize more up to date innovations to achieve youngsters with messages on HIV. We stand resolved to keep the youthful era from HIV/AIDS," he said.

Navneet S Kang, Additional Secretary and DG, NACO, said that this application would empower the youthful to survey their danger to HIV and then, make a stride forward and get themselves tried.

Kang included that HIV influences the individuals most at the beneficial or youthful ages. "There is a crevice between the evaluated number of individuals living with HIV and the individuals who have tried and know their status. It is basic that individuals know their HIV status early so that a sound and quality life can be driven with the assistance of treatment," he said.

Michael Weinstein, President, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, said that the application would mean to achieve the unreached, "The cooperation is key as we plan to build testing and achieve the unreached through innovation. This must be accomplished by more prominent recognizable proof and innovation based activities which can create mindfulness about HIV and, in this way, prompt more noteworthy testing uptake," he said.

India is one of the most youthful nations on the planet with 60% of its populace under 24 years old. Both the Digital India and Skill India missions are the Prime Minister's twin guarantees to the young of India for a superior future. With more than 200 million portable web clients in India, there's a colossal potential to club wellbeing administrations with versatile application innovation to boost effort and scope at insignificant expenses.

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