GIFT students win National Hackathon award for developing Health Care App
The App enables seamless interaction between hospitals and patients
Bhubaneswar: A team of students from the Gandhi Institute For Technology (GIFT), Bhubaneswar has recently won the National Hackathon Championship 2018 for developing a Health Care App. The App will enable seamless interaction between hospitals and patients. Users can download this Android based App available on Google Play platform in the name ‘Health care RAVI PRAKASH GUPTA’. The winning team constituted of Ravi Prakash Gupta, Ruchika Raiguru, Sonal Kumari, Shammi Gupta and SK Abdul Nasir.
The App provides the user and the hospitals to interact with each other using two different interfaces, one for the user and the other for the hospital admin. Datasets used in the application are geo locations of dispensaries and blood banks. It will provide information based on the previous data collected from hospitals on the increase of a particular disease during a particular time-period based on gender, region, age etc. The application also provides other services like ambulance, NGO, nursing, companion, insurance, nearby hospitals, clinics’ information, virtual nursing assistance to answer all your queries pertaining to medicine, appointment with doctors as per your preference, booking of ICU beds, types of blood available in different blood banks and community chats for patients. It also shows the users’ stories and videos of fighting various diseases.
National Hackathon Championship is a programming marathon that is organised to get innovative ideas and solution for real life problems. GIFT students developed the App with an objective of finding out solution in health sector. The team received the coveted award with cash prize from the honourable Union Minister, Electronics & IT and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad in the recently concluded #OpenGovDataHack National Challenge. It was organised by NIC, IAMAI in collaboration with StartupIndia as a part of the Start-up Eco-system Development Program held at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion as Guest of Honour, Shri Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT lauded the efforts of the technocrats for giving a vent to their ideas for creating a better tomorrow. Interestingly, GIFT had won two previous National Hackathon Championships held at Guwahati and Noida in 2017 and 2018 respectively.