Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday launched an app called ‘Chikitsa Setu’ for frontline workers who are fighting against COVID-19 pandemic.
The objective of the app is to provide official training content, spread awareness, and ensure safety of healthcare workers, sanitation workers and police personnel who are actively involved to protect citizens, breaking the chain of COVID-19 infection.
The ‘Chikitsa Setu’ app is an initiative of a dynamic IAS officer Prashant Sharma and his wife Poulomi Pavini Shukla. It has been created in collaboration with the Department of Medical Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh; King George Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow; and National Institute of Smart Governance, Hyderabad. The app has been developed by M/s AbhiTech IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
“Spread of coronavirus can be controlled through awareness and corona warriors have a major role in this. For breaking the corona chain, when they become infected and are sent in quarantine or isolation, the fight will get interrupted,” CM said while launching the app.
“In such a situation, we will have to protect the doctors, para medical staff, nurses, ward boys, sweepers, police personnel working on the front line as corona warriors,” he added.
“We can defeat this invisible enemy by implementing processes in a transparent manner with full vigilance and caution,” he said further.
Brainchild of Prashant Sharma, an IAS officer
The man behind this app is a 2012-batch IAS officer Prashant Sharma. He is known for his technical skill and innovative ideas. Prashant and his wife Poulomi have also developed a portal www.coronajankari.in – a single-point resource, giving relevant information and answers about Corona in Hindi to the public. In 2016, he had created an app ‘ASK UP’ which helped users to know the details about the government schemes at the comfort of their home. He held several key posts in the past including Joint Magistrate (Bareilly), Chief Development Officer (Lucknow), and DM & Collector (Amethi).