Nasscom’s COVID-19 expertise activity drive has developed a pandemic response platform for a number of states and is now working to set one up for the central authorities as effectively.
Nivruti Rai, nation head for Intel India and lead of the Nasscom COVID-19 expertise response activity drive, mentioned that to this point states akin to Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana have leveraged Nasscom’s COVID-19 response platform.
“We’re additionally trying on the central authorities and the way India can profit from this platform. We simply began talks with the central authorities with the final week to leverage the platform,” Rai instructed CNBC-TV 18.
“States are utilizing the platform for various use circumstances. For example, Telangana is utilizing the platform for opening up industrial areas,” she mentioned.
The Nasscom activity drive, which includes members from corporations akin to Intel India, Micrsoft India, Infosys, Wipro, and a number of other different IT giants, is offering states with dashboards that can acquire knowledge from a number of sources akin to hospitals, pharmacies, the Aarogya Setu app, amongst others to supply real-time knowledge for evaluation. The dashboards will entail state and district-level numbers, origin and unfold evaluation, hospital capability and availability by district and testing abstract amongst different options.
The platform, Rai mentioned will assist state governments in opening up economies and industries after the continued coronavirus-forced nationwide lockdown.
“This platform brings knowledge collectively to create significant info. It places all info in an interactive method to assist the federal government make choices. It helps in opening up in a phased method,” she added.
Karnataka well being commissioner Pankaj Pandey instructed CNBC-TV 18 that the state authorities has sought the IT business’s assist for addressing this well being disaster and had reached out to the software program business earlier in March.
“They have been very enthusiastic and have laid the muse for this partnership. Expertise’s function is essential throughout this disaster. The COVID-19 platform will assist us in analysing knowledge based mostly on time, age group, which areas are rising as hotspots, the place testing is required, and so on. It’s going to present us with coverage making instruments,” Pandey mentioned.