For Immediate Release
Bengaluru, INDIA and New York, NY. 20th May 2021.
While our team in India is fortunate enough to work from home and remotely, not everyone has that kind of flexibility. COVID-19 cases continue to climb at an alarming rate across India – just this week, the country recorded the highest single known daily death toll.
As the cases rise, so do the searches for healthcare amenities. From basic ones to sophisticated ones, the populace has turned to social media for requests, responses, and suggestions. The majority of searches and requests are for the key resources which are becoming increasingly hard to find such as oxygen.
As a small but focused organization, with an expertise that lies in technology, and a prevalence for GIS (Geographical Information Systems) in particular, we decided to see if there was anything we could to help the situation in any way. By using our risk intelligence platform’s ability to capture data and apply machine learning, we have been able to create a COVID-19 resources tracker app.
With less than 1.3% of the population having a Twitter account and considering that at the time of distress it is not easy to scroll through tweets to find the most relevant information, we built this app so that people could access information about the latest available resources (be it oxygen cylinders, ICU beds, ventilators or remdesivir) from vendors closest to them, along with their contact details.
This is an app for social good, which we have made free to use and publicly available at https://covid19-irt.adaptready.com/ and the app data will be updated frequently.
We are seeking partnerships with government/NGOs and influencers to amplify the communication regarding the tracker – and welcome all to reach out to us for more information.
Please share this with your network and help spread the word, so we can collectively have an impact on fighting COVID-19 and rising to the growing challenge in our country.
Shruthi Rao, CEO of Adapt Ready said “What is happening in India is tragic. As a company, we seek to use our capabilities and add value in any which way we can wherever there is a need – whether it is helping societies, governments or people: all it takes is the will to do it.”
COVID-19 India Resource Tracker is here