Medindia
Advertisement

Dengue Test Results Available on Phone

by Sheela Philomena on September 12, 2013 at 2:37 PM

 Dengue Test Results Available on Phone
A new SMS service has been launched by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) that sends dengue test results to patients through a text message within a few hours of the medical examination.

The service is available at all five test centres under the KMC.
Advertisement

"There are five state-run testing centres in the city, where samples from 148 areas are examined. Sometimes the results take time to reach the patient," said Atin Ghosh, mayor-in-council of health services at the KMC.

"We consulted IT experts to bring this new service in place where the results will be delivered to patients on their mobile phones via a computerised system," he said during the initiative's launch Wednesday.
Advertisement

The results will be forwarded to officials of the state health department and KMC.

"The mobile numbers will be recorded in the patient's prescription while collecting blood. If the patient has dengue then that will be intimated. The report will also specify whether the sample is reactive or non-reactive for dengue," said Ghosh.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
'Hybrid Immunity' may Help Elude COVID-19 Pandemic
Stroop Effect
Plant-Based Diet may Reduce the Risk of COVID-19
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Dengue Fever Dengue / Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Mosquito Diseases Dengue and Homeopathy Chikungunya and Homeopathy Chikungunya Dengue Varicocele Testicle Pain - Symptom Evaluation Top 15 Doīs and Donīts for Preventing and Managing Dengue Fever 

Recommended Reading
Dengue / Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic ......
Quiz on Dengue
Dengue is an endemic problem in several countries including India. Check if you know enough ......
National Capital Area And Surrounding Regions In India Gearing Up To Handle Hike In Dengue Cases
Gearing up to handle an increased number of dengue patients are both government and private ......
Seventy One Dengue Cases Reported in Delhi This Week
Officials say that a total of 71 cases of dengue have been reported from across the capital this ......
Chikungunya
Chikungunya is a viral disease spread by mosquito bites; it causes fever, severe joint pain and rash...
Dengue
Dengue is a tropical disease caused by mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever,...
Mosquito Diseases
Mosquito-borne diseases, like malaria, filaria, dengue, etc are common in places conducive of mosqu...
Testicle Pain - Symptom Evaluation
A sudden, severe pain in the testis may be due to testicular torsion. Testicles inside the scrotum a...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use