Coveed - a tool that attempts to assist in the fight against the ongoing covid-19 pandemic by lessening the workload of health care workers. It does this by helping manage patients whose cases might not be as severe.
Program for the People (Covid-19)
Coveed is a tool, that helps health workers monitor the health status of covid19 patients while allowing patients to create health profiles that health workers rely on for review and medical recommendations/advice. It also features, an emergency failsafe for instances where patients' health deteriorates.
Tested patients (with minimal symptoms) who wish to self-isolate.
People who suspect that they have been infected, and are experiencing mild symptoms.
A user signs up and he gets to add his symptoms on a daily basis to the app, and the app records that data over the space of two weeks.
The data is then sent to a review staging area. where a certified medical practitioner (MP) can review the progress of the patient based on his/her medical history. The MP can recommend that the patient stays on the app for an extra two weeks in isolation or schedule a test for the patient, and can as well flag a patient for an emergency.
While a patient is on the app the patient can willingly contact emergency and will consent to have his location revealed to health agencies, and be picked up to a proper isolation center if he observes that he's unstable.
It eases the tension on the medical system since lots of cases can be addressed remotely
Lowers the chances of front-liners in this war against Covid19 - getting infected
More cases can be brought under the radar, lots of people here in Nigeria, are either afraid to go for tests or ignorant, with this, we can keep an eye on them.
I saw a problem that needed fixing, and thought I might devote mysef to fixing it. Helping to reduce the strain on the medical infrastructure is crucial if the fight against Covid-19 is to be won. Events in Italy made it ever moreso clear why the need for a revolutionary approach towards treating pandemic victims was necessary.
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