Kolkata: After the Pronam app and the Pronam name centre, Kolkata Police on Tuesday launched the Medical Privilege Card (MPC) Project whereby senior residents shall be supplied QR code-enabled good playing cards.
This card is meant to hold all particulars of the well being of every particular person Pronam member. Gradually, the challenge may even cowl senior residents.
“Once the affected person — on this case, the Pronam members — produces this card earlier than the physician, the latter can scan the QR code and know the whole medical historical past of the affected person. This will assist in two methods — one, the medical doctors know the precise illnesses of the senior citizen as an alternative of relying on caregivers in case of any sudden emergency when she or he is alone in the home and two, the affected person himself or herself is not going to want to recollect all particulars of her medicine and carry older prescription,” mentioned an officer from the neighborhood wing of Kolkata Police.
Police sources mentioned the periodic updates of the cardboard — as and when the member is recognized with an ailment or prescribed new medicines — shall be carried out on-line by way of the decision centre.
Sources mentioned that they hope to roll out the primary such card earlier than Independence Day. “We will start accepting purposes from Pronam members on this regard quickly,” mentioned the officer.
This aside, the liaison officers of all of the police stations will attempt to mark a drugs store and different outlets close to each Pronam member’s properties so that in any want, the store house owners will be requested to ship medicines which the aged individuals need.
The cops mentioned that they could quickly enhance manpower on the Pronam name centre for this objective. The helpline — 9477955555 — that’s being manned by six counsellors at a time now, would possibly now see extra individuals attending to it.
Besides receiving and attending all incoming calls, counsellors right here shall be making 300 outgoing calls per day, by rotation, to varied members between 8 am and 11 am and 4 pm and eight pm.