Parents cannot bear to see anything going wrong with their child’s health. They often get paranoid if their child falls sick. To ease this situation for parents, The Paediatrician Network has launched an app called ‘TPN Parent’ to enable parents across India to take informed decisions related to their child’s health.
The app offers multiple options to parents such as storing medical records online, connecting with doctors digitally, alerts for taking medicines, 24 x 7 access to a portal doctor, creating a digital health profile, milestone guidance as per age and finally diseases based guidance.
“In my daily practice, I got to know what kind of problems parents face in terms of dealing with a child’s healthcare needs. They have multiple questions in their mind and in some situations need emergency consultations. So in order to facilitate this, I conceptualised this app. The app provides everything parents want to and need to know. Through this app parents also get the prescription from the Paediatrician,” Said Dr Atish Laddad one of the founding members of The Paediatrician Network.
“We envisage that ‘TPN App’ will be a popular download among people, because of its comprehensive way of empowering the user. They are provided with timely help from the health practitioners and the TPN services. Users can download the app for free and avail use of basic features. Advanced features have a fee attached that will help us support the operation from App downloads,” says Dr Chaitali Laddad, Founder, and Director, The Pediatric Network.
Currently, more than 250 pediatricians have been associated with this initiative and about 5,000 thousand parents have taken subscription of The Pediatric Network. It is facilitating the process of health check-ups for parents and paediatrician as well. “The best feature of this app is the digitization of the data. Usually, patient history is not properly maintained in our system. But through ‘TPN Parent App’ I can see which medication was prescribed to a child for which reasons. It also sends vaccination alerts to parents and in a case of epidemics gives guidelines to them,” said Dr Pramod Bagul, a Paediatrician based in Mumbai.
The app is being used all over India. According to the doctors, it is reducing the work load of paediatricians. “Through the app parents get the prescription with its generic name. Also, it automatically provides guidelines for a particular disease, which sometimes a doctor might forget to tell. Through the app, the next appointment reminder is also sent to parents, so they don’t forget to see a doctor,” said Dr Pradeep Jain, a Paediatrician based in Jodhpur.