Udaipur becomes first district in Rajasthan to send COVID test results through SMS


Udaipur becomes first district in Rajasthan to send COVID test results through SMS

This process has begun on the initiative of District Collector Chetan Deora after delay in test result update to patients was noticed
 
Udaipur becomes first district in Rajasthan to send COVID test results through SMS
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623 reports sent by SMS today

Chief Medical and Health Officer, Udaipur - Dr Dinesh Kharadi, informed that those people who have given their samples for COVID testing will now be informed on results through SMS to their registered mobile numbers.

District Collector Chetan Deora instructed Technical Director of NIC, Udaipur, Mazhar Khan and CMHO Dr Dinesh Kharadi to develop a system of delivering the test reports through SMS on registered mobile numbers.

This step was taken on the instructions of the District Collector Chetan Deora, which were given after numerous complains of test reports not being made available on time were recieved by the district administration.  The daily reports of samples range between 700-900 and it was getting cumbersome for people to collect their test reports.

Further, for the suspect samplers, the wait would be full of anxiety and nervousness.  Since the entire swab collection, report receipt collection and information protocol takes a couple of days, the anxiety of those who are negative can be reduced by a couple of days. For patients who have tested positive, the normal process will be followed and the health department will take immediate action.  SMS reports will follow though. This is being done to ensure that a positive report on SMS before personal connect does not trigger panic in the patient or the family.

The first set of 623 reports was sent by SMS today.  This process will continue for the coming days as well, said Dr Dinesh Kharadi.  Till date, the reports were received by the CMHO on paper, following which the health department along with the district administration used to round up the positive patients immediately.  The reports to those who were tested negative, took some time to be delivered or collected. Now, the consolidated report will be received by the CMHO in soft format, following which the CMHO will send the report through SMS on the registered mobile numbers of the suspect cases.

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