The Faculty of Medicine(FK), Universitas Airlangga has created a DokterSafe application for protecting medical personnel who are struggling during Covid-19 patients.
“We were entrusted by Dean of FK UNAIR to design a special application for the protection and safety of Indonesian doctors and health workers during the current Covid-19 Pandemic,” said Dr. Muhammad Shoifi, the Project Manager of DokterSafe, during the launch of DokterSafe on January 17, 2021.
DokterSafe is developed with the aim of being a medium of information, communication, and education to enable better protection and safety, especially for doctors and health workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The application, which was recently inaugurated by the Minister of Health, Ir. Budi Gunadi Sadikin, contains interesting features useful for ensuring protection and safety. For example, the application has a self-assessment feature to determine conditions and risks to COVID-19.
Dr Shoifi explains, “The DokterSafe application also provides access to information on the latest situation of Covid-19, which is updated daily. Furthermore, users can also monitor the development of the number of new cases and the latest news regarding Covid-19.
Shoifi said, DokterSafe also has several additional features, including access to important links, such as the WHO website, the Covid-19 Handling Task Force, and the Ministry of Health.
It is also equipped with videos and books as media of education and learning. Some important hotline information is also provided. “This hotline can be contacted if any doctor or health worker gets affected by COVID-19,” he said.
DokterSafe also provides a GPS feature for detecting the position of the user and the nearest Covid-19 referral hospital.
Dr Shoifi added, “The process of creating content, searching for names, creating logos, and rearranging all application components took a lot of time.” He mentions that the work on this project started in early March 2020.
UNAIR Rector Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nasih, SE, MT, Ak, CMA also gave his appreciation for the platform during its launch. He said, “DokterSafe is an effort to make health workers as the frontline remains safe, comfortable, and protected.”
Dean of FK UNAIR Prof. Dr. Budi Santoso hopes that DokterSafe can continue to grow and develop to address the challenges in the future. “Hopefully this application platform can be useful for all of us in an effort to ensure the protection and safety of our doctors and medical personnel during this pandemic,” he added.
The application, which is now available on Play Store, has been downloaded by more than 1,000 users.