Published: 15th May 2020
COVID-19: Hyderabad-based Vera Smart Healthcare launches Traveller Tracking System
Vera is also now planning to deploy its staff in each district check posts for effective screening, and to cover all entry ports in Telangana
Hyderabad based Startup Vera Smart Healthcare on Friday announced the launching of "Traveller Tracking System" (TTS) to screen railways, bus stations, Hyderabad Airport and will soon cover all district borders of entry to Telangana, to track plus monitor coronavirus contacts.
Recently the company commenced 'iMASQ' (Intelligent Monitoring Analysis Services Quarantine) with Artificial Intelligence services for COVID 19 surveillance in containment zones. These are collaboration initiatives with Government of Telangana to have an effective public health management strategy.
TTS began in Secunderabad Railway Station early this week, as of now, the station has 500 travellers alighting every day, as these travellers alights, they get screened to record each one's travel history, symptoms, positive contacts if any, home address, and all these information are geotagged, then shared to the district administration as well as to individual police stations to enable home- quarantine the traveller if no symptoms are found, or to immediately hospitalise the person if symptoms are detected, the startup company said in a release here.
Vera is also now planning to deploy its staff in each district check posts for effective screening, and to cover all entry ports in Telangana. Recently , Vera also launched iMASQ Hybrid Healthcare service on Wheels in Telangana to deal with Covid19 quarantine and non Covid19 monitoring services.
A first of its kind in India, iMASQ, a multipurpose AI unit which can provide medication stock, swab collection facility, remote consultation, monitoring, tracking results, lab space and an in-house quarantine berth with ventilator facilities for containment zones. Announcing the purpose of TTS and "iMASQ with Artificial Intelligence Services, Telangana state Public Health Director Dr.
G Srinivas Rao, said, "For the days to come, we are prepared for any volume of a surge in cases by using most powerful and cost-effective surveillance technology to avoid every case being shifted to hospitals.
We continuously track, quarantine, isolate the patients in their homes and monitor through live video, audio, vitals, and GPS surveillance to ensure safety to frontline workers. " Vera Smart HealthCare Founder and CEO, Dharma Teja Nukarapu, said, "This is a real-time solution to deal with life treating conditions, limited medical access and infra hard-pressed regions. Currently, our TTS is tracking and monitoring Secunderabad Railway Station and we will soon cover all entry ports in Telangana."