Mobile Application ‘eBloodServices’ launched by Union Health Minister
As the COVID-19 pandemic has restricted activities and movement of people across the globe, one challenge that has emerged for all the States and as well as Central Government of India is in ensuring safe blood for the citizens who require regular blood donation for blood or bleeding disorders such as hemophilia, etc.
On 25th June 2020, a mobile application named ‘eBloodServices’ was launched for the citizens of the national capital New Delhi by Dr. Harsh Vardhan (Union Health Minister). The mobile application is an initiative of the Indian Red Cross Society. Mobile blood collection units will be sent across all localities of New Delhi by the Indian Red Cross Society for conducting blood donation camps. This will help in ensuring no shortage of blood in the city.
Through the app, the government aims to end the worries of those who require regular blood by bringing transparency in the blood donation program. The mobile application will provide information about the availability of blood in blood banks in the city. A person will be able to place orders for four units of blood at a time.
The ‘eBloodServices’ mobile application is developed by the ERaktkosh team of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020