Centralised system to classify covid: Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar

Bengaluru  July 28, 2020: There will be a centralized system in place to classify asymptomatic, symptomatic and mild symptomatic persons and recommend treatment based on the severity of the cases, said Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar on Tuesday here.

Various existing Apps related to Covid will be brought under one platform to get real time information which will assist in strategizing allocation of hospitals/beds to the needy. This will probably remove the delay in bed allocation and treatment which is being faced now, the patients will get all information in one phone call, the Minister said. He was speaking with a team of experts from Government and Infosys.

Referring to a company by name Step 1, which is providing such services in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, the Minister said that a similar system will be implemented in the state as well. This company is having a team of Doctors and nurses which is guiding the people whether they need hospital treatment or home isolation after they are tested positive for Covid. More than 70% of the positive cases are being asymptomatic or mild symptomatic and are advised to go for Home isolation. The load on the hospitals is reduced and severe cases can be administered proper treatment. Infosys to co-ordinate with the government to provide technical support for this system, Dr.Sudhakar added. Chief secretary, representatives of Infosys, Principal Secretary ITBT were present in the Video conference.

Earlier during the day, the Minister a held video conference with the heads of private Medical colleges to review Covid preparedness. Government has already passed guidelines to allocate 50% beds for Covid patients. Minister also instructed them to provide treatment for non-Covid patients as well. He enquired regarding the Tests being conducted in Private medical colleges, deployment of staff for the purpose, number of Covid cases being treated in each hospital. He instructed them to strictly adhere to the guidelines.

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