The review found that 27 (54%) apps focussed on dissemination of untargeted COVID-19-related information on preventative strategies and 19 (32%) on monitoring the movements of quarantined individuals 27 (54%). Eight (16%) had a contact tracing and hotspot identification function.
The findings of this study are in consonance with studies done globally on health workers which have shown that the mental health impact of COVID-19 is very high and it needs to be addressed immediately.
Health systems all over the world have developed guidelines to ensure safe delivery of this life-saving treatment. The Indian Society of Nephrology and the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have also released guidance documents.