Port Blair, April 12: The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Keshav Chandra, IAS today launched the First Doctor Mobile Application for screening Oral Cancer in A&N Islands in the presence of Commissioner- cum-Secretary ( Health) Shri Nikhil Kumar, IAS, Secretary (Health), Shri Arjun Sharma, IAS, Director (ANIIMS), Dr. Pragya Sharma, Director (DHS), Dr. Munni Singhania, HOD, Deptt. of Dentistry, ANIIMS, Dr. Ajay Verma, other Senior Doctors of GBPH/ANIIMS. The main objective of this App is to provide early detection and early intervention of precancerous lesions and other oral health problems through self clicked pictures uploaded on the app. The Mobile App was developed by the Department of Dentistry, ANIIMS in collaboration with Quad Monk Solutions and RSI Pvt. Ltd. This facility will enable the person to get the provisional diagnosis within 48 hrs once downloaded.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Secretary complimented the team from Department of Dentistry, ANIIMS for the launch of the App which will benefit the Islanders to a great extent. He said, to improve oral hygiene, this App has to be propagated widely, so that more people are made aware of the benefits and they can make use of the App effectively for oral hygiene. Through this App, a person having oral issue can click a simple photo of the mouth and upload the same in the App with details of chief complaints and expert opinion will be provided within 24-48 hours for provisional diagnosis, he said adding that if this App is effectively propagated among the Island population, in a span of 2-3 months, the entire Island population can be screened for oral hygiene.
Earlier, Dr. Hari Haravel, Department of Dentistry, ANIIMS through a Power Point Presentation, briefed the Chief Secretary about the functions of the App and its benefits. He said, the mobile App First Doctor offers free consultation for all oral lesion/ cancer. The main objective of the App is to tele-screen and provide service for oral cancer in A&N Islands besides enabling early detection and intervention for oral lesion and adverse oral habits. Users can download the App from Google Play Store and register themselves. This will be followed by uploading the complaints along with image which will be viewed by Doctors who are registered and the patient will receive expert opinion and provisional diagnosis within 24-48 hours. The App also intends to include other chronic health problems soon, a press release said.