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Government reaches out to IT majors for health worker training


Government has reached out to IT majors like Microsoft, Wipro, SAP and Nasscom asking them to get a hold of technologies that can lend a hand in rolling out training modules for health staff and ventilator operators. Amitabh Kant, who's chairing the empowered committee on strategizing tactics to battle the unfold of COVID-19, spoke to business on Thursday to grasp technological measures that can lend a hand deal with the problem.

“There is an expanding need to no longer most effective leverage smartphones but in addition function phones in accelerating the process of contact tracing and id of hotspots in the country,” theory medical guide K VijayRaghavan, who's member of the empowered committee, stated

Meeting was once attended via Nasscom president Debjani Ghosh, Wipro chairman Rishad Premji, Microsoft India president Anant Maheshwari, Sindhu Gangadharan, MD of SAP Labs India and Rahul Sharma, president, Amazon Internet Services, amongst others.

Briefing the empowered committee, Nasscom president Debjani Ghosh stated that Nasscom has created a different process force which is that specialize in utilising data and era for management of COVID-19 and has introduced an online directory of all its actions.

Microsoft India, however, stated it is helping mobilise volunteers from various NGOs running actively to lend a hand comprise the unfold of COVID-19 thru Kaizala app with multilingual capabilities.

While SAP Labs India stated it is all in favour of augmenting healthcare programs, running with NGOs and UN companies and launching a platform to connect suppliers in conjunction with aiding the federal government in construction predictive models, the Wipro Group told the empowered committee that it is at this time all in favour of utilising its infrastructure for cooked foods, isolation beds, food, drugs and providing non-public protective equipments.

Kant-led committee is likely one of the 11 committees arrange via the prime minister on Sunday below the Disaster Management Act for making plans and making sure quick implementations of decisions taken to test the unfold of fatal coronavirus.

The committee comprises foremost medical guide K VijayRaghavan, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) member Kamal Kishore and CBIC member Sandeep Mohan Bhatnagar besides officers from the Prime Minister’s Office and the home ministry.


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