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Covid-pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on health systems across countries. Both public and private healthcare sectors had struggled and are still struggling to respond to the impact of the pandemic. The struggle is to adopt diverse healthcare responses in terms of cutting-edge technological tools and innovations in the areas of public health, medicine and wellness to take prompt decisions to address the after-effect of the pandemic. In such scenario, digital health has emerged as a…
'Breath of Hope' is a team of multidisciplinary volunteers, including IT professionals, biomedical engineers and doctors. They have come together and been supported by the Kerala Start-up Mission (KSUM), a government-supported entrepneurship development agency. KSUM have provided raw materials and a facility at 'Super Fablab Kochi', where the group can develop their ideas. The volunteers are working together with their joint expertise to help find crucial tech solutions to the pandemic.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is coordinating an effort to upscale appropriate technologies and manufacturing available in India for addressing a plethora of issues related to COVID-19, as well as scout for new and developing solutions more relevant to the country to help prepare the country for exigencies arising out of COVID-19 pandemic. DST has set up a COVID 19 Task force for mapping of technologies from R&D labs, academic institutions, startups, and MSMEs to fund nearly…
As Indore was the facing this type ( medical emergency) of calamity for the first time, nor the administration nor its population understood the seriousness of the issue or had any experience in managing this type of crisis .There were number of low income and high-density localities where the households did not have enough food supplies (rashan) to sustain them for such a prolonged period of lock down. The people used to store food supplied for just one week. In the locked down the small…
Aarogya Setu, a mobile app developed by the ministry of electronics and IT to help citizens identify their risk of contracting Covid-19 (coronavirus), has notched up more than 76 million downloads by 1st May 2020. The app is there on both Google Play (for Android phones) and Apple App Store (for ioS). It is available in 11 languages — 10 Indian languages and English. Aarogya Setu is designed to keep an user informed in case s/he has crossed paths with someone who has tested positive. The…
he home quarantined coronavirus suspects and patients will have to send their selfies on the Quarantine Watch, a mobile application developed by Karnataka government's revenue department to keep a track of the isolated persons. The government warned the home quarantined people that they will be sent to mass quarantine centres if they violate the rule. In a press release, Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar directed all home quarantined persons to enroll themselves and send their…