Guwahati: One of the prominent problems that any caregiver faces during the COVID-19 pandemic is the valid and right knowledge about the kind of care which needs to be meted out based on real-time symptoms of COVID suspects, ensuring effective quarantine. This stress becomes multiplied when there is no one to take care while following quarantine procedures all alone.
Keeping this in mind, the government of Arunachal Pradesh has launched a mobile app called ‘COVID CARE’ to provide real-time, round-the-clock care for people under COVID-19 quarantine. The app is available on Google Play Store for download. The easy-to-use mobile app is currently available for Android users and will shortly be launched for Apple smartphones as well. The app makes giving and receiving care safe and easy for both the state’s healthcare workers and its people.
The mobile app is designed to serve as a powerful weapon in the state’s war against coronavirus. Arunachal Pradesh has just one active case and the state government intends to contain the coronavirus from infecting more people.
COVID CARE has been developed by Chennai-based IoT Company Atsuya Technologies, which reached out to CM Pema Khandu to offer the app to aid the state’s fight against the coronavirus.
The principal beneficiaries — the citizens who are under quarantine — will receive a text message with a link to download the app. Once installed, the app will allow the patient to self-report their health status, including body temperature and vital symptoms. In case of an emergency, one can call for help via the app itself.
To help those under quarantine with timely updates, the app will offer friendly reminders. Further, a geofencing feature will help ensure that the quarantine is maintained, preventing community spread of the coronavirus. The app’s artificial intelligence backend will give predictive data to the state authorities, enabling them to deploy preventive measures.