New Delhi: While science and technological advancement has made our lives much easier at the expense of our own comfort, providing all sorts of luxuries, couple stuggling to bear a child and living in remote places might consider getting help from their mobile phone now.
Doctors at Sir Ganga Ram hospital in Delhi said a young Kashmiri woman who was unable to conceive for the last seven years became pregnant after receiving medical advices from them via a smartphone app.
The hospital authorities said that despite undergoing treatment at the IVF Centre and Human Reproduction at SRGH, the patient, who suffered from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, was unable to visit Delhi as per doctor's requirement.
However, for this woman, doctors utilised the "My Follow Up app" to give her the medical advices and share the important reports from both the ends of patients and the medical team.
According to the doctors, the happy denouement to this story was that this patient got pregnant within days of starting treatment, entirely as a consequence of treatment advised on "My Follow Up" app, without having to make a subsequent trips to Delhi.
Her pregnancy happened after seven years of infertility and prolonged and unfruitful treatment in J&K, the hospital authorities added.
Treatment for infertility, notably, requires frequent follow up visits for ovarian follicular scans and review of these scans for treatment interventions.
"This particular patient required gonadotrophin injections that were to be given with concurrent follicular monitoring. The app provided the perfect platform for the sharing of these images and the tweaking of medical interventions to get the desired results," the doctors said.
The good thing is that the app is downloadable free of cost, and available both on Android and IOS.
(With IANS inputs)