MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Of what good is a mobile app if one does not have a mobile device? This is the dilemma now faced by the Department of Education and Department of Health after they proudly announced the launching of a new app for use by families of children who were vaccinated with Dengvaxia.
Parents, guardians and even teachers of students who had been given the Dengvaxia vaccine may now report the youngsters’ condition through two mobile applications designed to help monitor their symptoms and other health problems.
The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday unveiled the two apps, Abizo and Kaizala, which were customized with tools to monitor students through reports from the users.
The apps will allow the monitoring of the students’ status in real time, Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua said.
So, responding to criticism, DepEd and DOH jointly told The Adobo Chronicles they had placed an order with Apple for 1 Million new, iPhone X smartphones to be distributed to families of Dengvaxia vaccinees. The units, with the Dengvaxia app pre-installed, will be given out for free.
Each iPhone X costs an estimated P65,000.
DepEd and DOH go high-tech!