FitCop, app for police to improve health

HYDERABAD: The city police launched FitCop, a mobile app, in an attempt to improve the health and wellness of its workforce. The idea of the health app was conceived by city police chief C.V. Anand’s wife Lalitha, following her transformational journey, using a health care service provider app, from being a diabetic to becoming ailment-free and enjoying good health.

Sharing her experience, after launching the app along with Anand, Lalitha urged the spouses of police officers to support those in uniform by switching to a healthy diet and habits.

Anand said that in March, the city police entered into a memorandum of understanding with Helping Hand Foundation, which underook a health survey in all police stations of the West Zone. The survey found that 60 per cent of the force was suffering from lifestyle diseases. “Taking a cue from these statistics, we envisioned a monitoring mechanism which ensures results,” Anand said.

‘FitCop’ app, a statement said, provides on-demand access to an array of health resources and guidance, support from doctors, therapists. It said FitCop was developed on a base of 3Ds – diagnose, develop and do — where every unit officer will be diagnosed

Based on the medical readings, the Helping Hand Foundation would develop a road map to help the personnel get rid of the comorbidities. The app would provide them contact to a dietician, physical training instructor, counsellor or doctor through in-app chat or call service. The daily physical activity and the progress would be translated into a digital dashboard and supervised by senior officers.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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