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MapmyIndia and VISIT Internet Services Pvt Ltd said today they have come together to help the government launch Swastha Bharat m-health app for smart cities, tier-2 towns and villages powered by their mapping technologies and AI-enabled telemedicine platform, respectively. The app allows citizens to access emergency ambulance services, find nearby hospitals, clinics, labs, pharmacy outlets and consult doctors and specialists over chat, phone and video, a joint statement said. MapmyIndia Director and CTO, Rohan Verma said, "Our GPS technology and mapping data enables one tap ambulance requests helping government's build emergency response infrastructure for cities, towns and villages. Users can also lookup nearest health centres, fix doctor appointments and order medicines from nearby pharmacies." The statement said the app also solves health queries by providing instant health answers to the citizens through a chat based health assistant. "The live chat service is developed by VISIT and backed by India's top doctors who keep reviewing the information provided to the citizens.
The health assistant can also help users in diagnosing health issues, provide instant suggestions and home remedies", it said. Users also get health recommendations about the most chatted issues by people based on the user's demographic data and past history to help them avoid any possible health concerns. The chat assistant can also provide information on local epidemics and necessary preventive steps to be taken, it was stated.