Karnataka introduces Covid-19 tracking platform built by Nasscom

Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India and lead of Nasscom Covid-19 Technology Taskforce, said this pandemic response platform is designed to augment the central and state governments’ efforts with a robust set of population scale COVID-19 indicat...

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Bengaluru: The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has on Saturday delivered a Covid-19 data tracking platform to Karnataka, helping the state take data-driven measures to control the pandemic.

The Karnataka State Government launched the data analysis tool developed by Nasscom taskforce including Microsoft, Intel, Infosys, SAP Labs , Fractal Analytics, Mindtree, Accenture, Wipro, and many other member companies.

State government said the data analytics based tracker would help in taking important steps to contain and manage pandemic.


“We have been driving all our efforts tirelessly to fight this ongoing crisis and it has been great to witness the industry joining their hands against our war on COVID-19. In these testing times technology innovation has been our greatest ally. Using innovative technology solutions to fight the pandemic, we are taking a huge step towards showcasing the country’s capacity to solve real time issues in any environment,” said C N Ashwath Narayan, deputy chief minister, Government of Karnataka.

The platform is based on a plug and play concept, providing the benefit to users to decide which features they want to use and integrate with their existing platform as needed.

Dashboards developed for the Karnataka under this tracking platform include a) Covid summary – key facts useful for officials to get a quick glance of state and district level numbers; b)Covid source analysis - cases in the last 24 hours and their origin & spread analysis; c) Testing summary- Covid+ rates by number of tests; d) Tests by category – useful to understand the source of infections; e) Hospital capacity- bed occupancy and availability by district; f) India summary - state level summary to give details on Covid.
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Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India and lead of Nasscom Covid-19 Technology Taskforce, said this pandemic response platform is designed to augment the central and state governments’ efforts with a robust set of population scale COVID-19 indicators that help predict outbreaks and improve medical care administration.

It would provide real time streaming of data about the pandemic, across regions and states in the country and source this data from public sources that includes select social channels, websites, blogs, forums and public data sets, said Nasscom.

“In this fast-evolving situation, data driven decision-making is critical to managing the spread of the disease and making sure there are enough facilities to manage the second wave of Covid-19 cases,” said Srikanth Velamakanni, co-founder, Group Chief Executive & Vice-Chairman, Fractal Analytics.

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