As an aid to combat the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country, “CuRec” – An interactive patient-doctor communication platform was developed by the faculty of computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University with the guidance of the Vice Chancellor Maj.General Milinda Peiris. This application was introduced to the Minister of Health, Hon. Pavithra Wanniarachchi and the Secretary of the Ministry, Maj. General Sanjeewa Munasinghe on 15th May 2020 at the Ministry of Health.
The application was developed by a group of researchers: Dr. Pradeep Kalansooriya (Senior Lecturer and Head- Department of Computer Science) along with computing students, Mr. Kasun Kalhara, Mr. Nimesh Ekanayaka, Mr. Chanakya Bandara, Mr. Savindu Bandara, Mr. Malith Ileperuma, Miss. Sanara Premeratne and Miss. Kethmie Perera. Dean Faculty of Computing, Commodore Janaka Gunaseela, Dean Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Namal Wijesinghe (Consultant Cardiologist) and a panel of medical experts: Dr. Saman Yapa Bandara,(Deputy Director – LRH), Dr. Viraj Jayasinghe (Consultant Pediatrician – LRH), Dr. Vasan Ratnasingam (Secretary GMOA – LRH) and Dr. Mangala Rajamanthri (VP – Base Hospital Karawanella) acted as consultants to the project.