General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University develops an interactive patient-doctor communication platform to combat COVID-19

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University develops an interactive patient-doctor communication platform to combat COVID-19

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University develops an interactive patient-doctor communication platform to combat COVID-19

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

24 May, 2020 | 1:37 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University has developed, an interactive patient-doctor communication platform called “CuRec” to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

The interactive patient-doctor communication platform was developed by the faculty of computing at KDU, under the guidance of the Vice-Chancellor, Major General Milinda Peiris.

This application was introduced to the Minister of Health, Pavithra Wanniarachchi and the Secretary of the Ministry, Major General Sanjeewa Munasinghe at the Ministry of Health, on May 15th.

The application facilitates video conferencing between the patient and doctors, reducing the risk of medical staff contracting the virus.

Medical staff are also able to send an ambulance to the patient’s residence based on the medical condition and/ or subject the patient to self-quarantine under the observation of Public Health Inspectors, according to the Ministry of Health.

The application was developed by a group of researchers: Dr. Pradeep Kalansooriya (Senior Lecturer and Head – Department of Computer Science) along with a group of computing students at KDU.

Dean at the Faculty of Computing, Commodore Janaka Gunaseela, Dean at Faculty of Medicine, Consultant Cardiologist – Dr. Namal Wijesinghe and a panel of medical experts acted as consultants to the project.

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