To develop and maintain the IT platforms (website and app) for COVID-19 management in Delhi.
In a bid to counter the COVID-19 pandemic and to make the dissemination of vital information easier, the government of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi and the Health and Family Welfare Department has constituted a multi-disciplinary Technology Innovation Group. This group will develop and maintain the IT platforms (website and app) for COVID-19 management in Delhi. For this purpose, the government has sought help from three Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi professors (Dr. Pravesh Biyani Associate Professor, IIIT Delhi, Dr. Tavpritesh Sethi Assistant Professor, IIIT Delhi, and Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Professor, IIIT Delhi) to develop and maintain the IT infrastructure necessary for disseminating information regarding COVID-19.
Technology innovation has a significant role to play in the fight against COVID-19, in strengthening the country’s foundations, and in predicting and combating the spread of future infectious diseases. With the ongoing global health crisis, science has been at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19 and our nation is fortunate to be making great strides in policy and technology to tackle this pandemic.