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Now, ‘Transplant Care’ app to help transplant patients

Namrata Devikar,   Tuesday, 25 September 2018

 

In a one of its kind initiative, a city-based company has launched an organ transplant app, ‘Transplant Care’, which will serve as a platform for patients as well as doctors for pre-transplant as well as post-transplant care.

Speaking about the aim of the application, Founder and CEO of Metamagics Computing, the company which developed the application, Anita Puranik said that transplants recipients are differently challenged than other patients.

“Unlike cancer patients or other patients, organ recipients have to face a long waiting period at times. In case of cancer, if the patient is doing well and financial issues are not there then the patient can immediately undergo a surgery. However, in the case of organ recipients, the condition is very different,” said Puranik.

She added that the many patients have to wait for as long as three years to get the concerned organs which match other needs for the patients too.

“During this time, many patients do not keep up with their health. They face a lot of medical complications as a vital organ is already in a bad shape. The aim of the application is to bridge this gap. We know that many patients belong to the rural parts of the state and they cannot afford to go to city-based specialist considering the financial restrictions,” said Puranik.

 

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