Pune: The Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd (PSCDCL), in association with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), has developed a unique dashboard to coordinate the fight against COVID 19 effectively. It has transformed its hi-tech command and control centre into a war room to monitor operations to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The Pune Smart City has switched the functions of the command centre within a few days and developed the integrated dashboard to monitor quarantine facilities, to track the health of suspected patients and their contacts under home quarantine. The disaster management cell of PMC also provides help to the quarantined people through a helpline.
Besides, the Pune Smart City has mapped each COVID-19 positive case using GIS, tracking health care operations at the Naidu Hospital and drawing up containment plans using heat mapping technologies.
Mayor Muralidhar Mohol, Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad, Additional Municipal Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of Pune Smart City Rubal Agarwal and Shantanu Goel recently visited the command centre. PMC Health Department head Ramchandra Hankare, IT head Rahul Jagtap were present.
PSCDCL is using the Geospatial Information System for tracking and monitoring the areas and creating buffer zones, where patients are diagnosed COVID positive. This helps to implement a containment plan as per the government guidelines. The mapping of the containment zones reflects in the dashboard.
PMC’s Sayyam mobile application
The mobile application ‘Sayyam’ has been developed to provide full support to the quarantined people online. PSCDCL has also offered free Wi-Fi facilities to them at isolation centres. A massive awareness campaign is being carried through social messaging on VMD screens, social media and websites.
Citizens can get updates on pmc.gov.in/covid