At a time when Coronavirus cases are on the rise, some smart cities in India have come up with a novel plan to combat the menace.
As per a report, smart cities like Pune, Varanasi, Surat, Bengaluru and other cities have set up Integrated Command and Control Centres to keep tabs on people under quarantine. Built under the “Smart Cities” mission these centres are called war rooms of COVID-19.
The list of tasks which is to be performed under the mission includes surveillance of public places, GPS tracking of Healthcare workers, GID mapping of COVID-19 patients. It also helps in predictive analysis of virus containment in different zones of the city. This is being done through heat maps. The programme also helps in real time tracking of ambulance, tele-counselling, tele-medicine, disinfection services and its tracking and virtual training to healthcare professionals and doctors.
To accomplish the mission the Pune Smart City Development Corporation has launched an integrated dashboard which will monitor quarantine facilities, healthcare workers.
Similarly, Varanasi Municipal corporation has developed Safe Kashi App which provides information about every order being passed the local government. It also provides the dos and don’ts for the public to stay safe.