order http://chopcult.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/include/js/images/secure.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The innovation is envisaged to save lives by locating nearest health centres, information pills services offered in different hospitals, stuff doctor schedules, emergence support as well as first aid information.
The application was developed by a group of four students who have spent close to six months developing the innovation.
Israel Kasingye, the group leader says My HospLink is a mobile application that links one to hospitals, doctors and other emergency services in times of need.
“The reason we came up with this innovation was mainly to save lives. It gives the user an opportunity to acquire timely treatment from the nearest health centre,” Kasingye revealed.
The innovation which is the first of its kind in Uganda will initially help those who can afford to use smart phones but the service will be rolled out rural areas in the near future.
Israel further revealed that all a user needs to do is to download My HospLink, install it and have access to information about hospitals, doctor schedules, call an ambulance in cases of emergencies among others.
He says while his group had to spend sleepless nights to build the innovation, he was happy with the product which he says has greatly enhanced his IT skills.
Other innovations in the offing include; Secure Citizen, an application that will help both police and communities to track wrong elements in society and Friend of the Gorilla, an application that is envisaged to boost the tourism industry through provision of information about Gorillas, Smooth Ride, an app that will help users to detect traffic jam among others. Others include; school wonder, Ufair, syndicate, among others.
UTAMU’s Manager for Engagement, Research and Innovation, Mr. Drake Patrick Mirembe who has played a central role in mentoring UTAMU student innovators said he was delighted that students are championing the cause to seek for solutions to solve community problems.