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'Book a doctor online': 2 Kashmir youth develop website, App
SRINAGAR, Mar 19: Two youth from Kashmir have designed website 'legaldrugfinder' aimed at providing an online access to doctors, medicines and several other health relates features to people of valley.

The founders of the online portal, two teenagers still studying in school, Usman Tareen from Batamaloo and Maroof Khan from Magarmal Bagh locality of Srinagar, said the aim behind developing the Web portal was to make available a convenient way to people of valley vis a vis health care, access to doctors or information regarding drugs.

The website, which is the first of its kind in Kashmir, includes the features like locating the nearby medical labs and drug stores also.

The youth said the motive behind designing the portal was to make it hassle free for the patients of valley to locate a doctor or book an appointment.

“During the unrest we saw that patients in large numbers would queue for days together inside the hospitals but were not able to meet doctors or get an appointment fixed. Even now the situation is same. Patients have to try hard to get an appointment with a doctor or find essential drugs," 16 year old Maroof said.

He added, "The aim of the website is to make it convenient for the patients of valley to see a doctor.”

The duo have also developed an app which people of valley can download on their android phones and make easy use of it.

Usman said that people of valley were naive when it comes to knowlege of different drugs and their side effects. He said the website, designed in a span of one month, was designed to create awareness on drugs among people and patients as it included data on various drugs.

"The availability of online options may help patients to access health related needs without being pushed to huge inconvenience. This might save their precious time also," Usman revealed.

The duo said they had collaborated with Shifa hospital and Khanam’s hospital and expected to further expand the website with other health care institutes of valley.

"We will further add more features to the website to make it more apt and helpful for the people of valley. We are still developing the data base and we still have the beta version. Soon we will have a much better launch of the portal,” youngsters said..

The youngsters who are class 11th students said that more features were still being developed which included doctors index or scan points where people could get information regarding availability of CT scan procedures at different locations.

News Updated at : Sunday, March 19, 2017
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