Published: 16th April 2020
IIM Kozhikode alumni-led international team develops vital digital tool to fight COVID-19 fake news
An IIM-K release said the website 'COVID FYI' (covidfyi.in) is a one-stop digital directory for all COVID-19 related services and help released by officials
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K) expressed its joy and pride as one of its alumni had led an International team which recently developed a vital digital tool to fight the COVID-19 pandemic misinformation.
An IIM-K release said the website 'COVID FYI' (covidfyi.in) is a one-stop digital directory for all COVID-19 related services and help released by officials.
The website aims to bring the right information from the right sources to the right people, as only official information from Government Organisations is put on this platform to ensure authenticity and credibility.
The platform is for Citizens, Government Organisations/Institutions alike and provides authenticated information on - Authorised labs near you, Designated Hospitals, Grocery stores, Mental health, Emergency Helplines, Task Force team contact, Field Officers Contact, Emergency Doctors to call and Fever Clinics near you.
The additional features in the pipeline would enable the user to book appointments with doctors, schedule sample collections, find helpline for an emergency call while staying at home and maintaining social distancing, as advised, the release added.