GUWAHATI, April 28 - The Kamrup (Metro) district administration has started using the COVID Suraksha mobile application to monitor activities of surveillance teams deployed in the district to look after 2,169 people under home quarantine.
In the beginning of the fight against coronavirus, the district administration developed a monitoring system to keep an eye on those who were quarantined.
Accordingly, surveillance teams were formed consisting of ASHA, ANM and MPW members. Each quarantined person was assigned one surveillance team. But there was no proper mechanism available with the district administration to monitor the functioning of the surveillance teams.
In such a situation, Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu requested the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to provide an IT-based solution. Subsequently, NIC suggested the COVID Suraksha app for the purpose.
The app has already been successfully implemented in Hojai district. The software has two parts � one is a web-based application portal and the other is the mobile app. The solution is simple, user-friendly and most effective.
A statement issued by the district administration said that as part of the initiative, officials concerned have collected details of each of the quarantined members and entered them in the portal as part of the registration process.
Similarly, details of surveillance team members were also entered in the portal. On completion of the registration process, a QR Code for each quarantined person was generated from the portal. The QR Code were printed and pasted on the front of the houses of the quarantined people.
During its visit the surveillance team will scan the QR Code of the quarantined member and fill up a simplified questionnaire about the patient�s health, like whether the patient is having fever, cough, etc., and send the same directly to the server using the app. The Kamrup Metro district administration can now view the status of each of the quarantined persons submitted by the surveillance team right from the dashboard.
COVID Suraksha has been successfully rolled out in Kamrup Metro district in collaboration with the district units of NHM and IDSP and at present covers 2,169 people under home quarantine.