Preparing for 3rd Wave, Telangana Sets Up Covid Command Centre in Hyderabad

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The Centre has been set up at the Indian Institute of Health and Family Welfare premises, located in Vengalrao Nagar, Hyderabad. — Photo courtesy: The News Minute

The facility is equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)-based insights on Covid cases, and vaccination data among others.

HYDERABAD — Telangana Information Technology and Industry Minister K T Rama Rao inaugurated a state of the art Covid Command Centre at the Indian Institute of Health and Family Welfare (IIHFW) in Hyderabad on Friday.

The centre has been established as part of the government’s preparedness to fight the potential third wave of Covid-19.

The facility is equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)-based insights on Covid cases, and vaccination data among others.

K. T. Rama Rao stated that the control room would enable the administration in taking complete control of the situation by aggregating and handling all the data related to Covid-19. It will also provide citizens a reliable forum where they can air their apprehensions and seek medical guidance.

The officials briefed the minister about the executive dashboard which can provide an overview of all the key metrics to track.

The facility has data analytics and artificial intelligence driven system which can help the officials in taking decisions regarding all Covid related demand, supply status and optimal allocation mechanisms.

Officials said this control room consist of a command centre, call centre and telemedicine.

Later, the minister also inaugurated the call centre set up in the same premises. Citizens can dial 1905 and get information about all the Covid related services like testing and vaccination centres, ambulance services, hospitalisation requirements etc. He congratulated the service providers and the staff manning the call centre for their support.

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Principal Secretary Industries Jayesh Ranjan, Health Secretary S.A.M. Rizvi, Secretary Disaster Management Rahul Bojja, IIHFW Director Alugu Varshini and other officials were present on the occasion. — IANS

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