Vensy Krishna, Medha Kadri, Abhishek Anirudhan – three city youngsters have done what many might want to do or intend to do. The only difference being, they did it. The three of them, due to personal experiences, decided to help others out there who would want to know about details about beds, oxygen cylinders, medications and other information about hospitals, etc.
Instead of sitting idle and pondering upon helping others, they took action and developed an app that is compatible with Android, ios and the web. It is an app where information about COVID resources can be accessed with complete trust.
The threesome has about 50 volunteers who cross-check every lead and then upload the information into the app. Once done, they keep checking the social media response, the response of users to ensure the information is correct and not misleading. Every 30 minutes, the app gets updated, and this helps the patients and the app developers to have access to reliable information.
The threesome is now helping people from other states to develop similar apps so that they can help their people. The entire app can be built in two hours, say the threesome, who are extremely satisfied with the response.
At a time when oxygen cylinders are being black marketed, and tablets like remdesivir and Fabiflu are not available in the open market, their app hydCOVIDresources.com is a god-sent for many.
The threesome also clarifies that one does not have to share any personal details. He or she can open the application and search for the required resources. In fact, the app is more or less an exhaustive directory of resources for COVID.
Their team also calls up people to take permission to be put up on the app wherever required. They are also working in tandem with city police, who have advised them to report any fraudulent leads.
And any worthy effort gets its share of applause from celebrities. In this case, Priyanka Chopra and Adivi Sesh have shared the app details on their Instagram pages.