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[pib] ‘MedWatch’ Mobile Health AppPIBPrelims Only


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From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Particulars of the MedWatch Mobile App

Mains level: Not Much


News

Context

  • On the occasion of 86th anniversary, the Indian Air Force has launched an innovative mobile health App named MedWatch in keeping with the PM’s vision of Digital India, Ayushman Bharat and Mission Indradhanush.

MedWatch

  1. The app is conceived by the doctors of IAF and developed in house by Directorate of Information Technology (DIT) with zero financial outlay.
  2. It will provide correct, Scientific and authentic health information to air warriors and all citizens of India.
  3. The app is available on www.apps.mgov.gov.in and comprises of host of features like information on basic First Aid, Health topics and Nutritional Facts.
  4. It includes reminders for timely Medical Review, Vaccination and utility tools like Health Record Card, BMI calculator, helpline numbers and web links.

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