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Centralised System To Classify COVID-19 Infected Persons: Karnataka Medical Education Minister

Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar informed that various existing apps related to COVID-19 will be brought under one platform to get real-time information which will assist in strategising allocation of hospitals/beds to the needy

Centralised System To Classify COVID-19 Infected Persons: Karnataka Medical Education Minister
Highlights
  • In Karnataka, Centralised system for eradicating delay in COVID19 treatment
  • Centralised system to be used to recommend treatment to COVID-19 patients
  • The patients will get all information in one phone call: Dr Sudhakar

Bengaluru: There will be a centralised system in place in Karnataka 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 (July 28) here. “Various existing apps related to COVID-19 will be brought under one platform to get real-time information which will assist in strategising 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,” Dr Sudhakar said.

Dr Sudhakar spoke with a team of experts from the government and Infosys.

Also Read: ‘Why Are Nearly 10 Per Cent Of Bengaluru’s COVID-19 Patients Missing?’ Ask Experts

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-19. More than 70 per cent of the positive cases are being asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and are advised to go for home isolation, the minister said.

“The load on the hospitals is reduced and severe cases can be administered proper treatment. Infosys co-ordinates with the government to provide technical support for this system,” Dr Sudhakar added.

Earlier during the day, the minister held a video conference with the heads of private medical colleges to review COVID preparedness.

The government has already passed guidelines to allocate 50 per cent of hospital beds for COVID patients.

Also Read: Have To Fight COVID-19 While Maintaining A Stable Economy, Lockdown Not A Solution: Karnataka Chief Minister

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