As India battles its second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak, people are fighting on multiple fronts as there are also a parallel outburst of fake and misleading information. To solve this challenge, two students – Rahul Raina and Naman Gupta have used technology to solve the problem by developing a Twitter based Covid India resource bot.
You can tweet your medical requirements to the newly launched chatbot @CovidIndResBot, which replies with resources verified in real time. Their tech also automates calling to numbers on a database, hence authenticating its legitimacy in real time. From hospital beds, to oxygen cylinders, to medicines, the bot responds to a diverse set of requirements in a timely, verified manner, thereby helping people during these challenging times.
Speaking on the development, Raj Desai, Co-Founder and CEO, SOAL said, “Today, Covid-19 has led to a simultaneous outbreak of misinformation. Such unverified information needlessly prevents people from getting timely help and support. When it comes to the recovery of a patient, even an hour of early admission can make all the difference. Gen Z are problem solvers. Rahul and Naman have taken the fight where it matters and this will go a long way in saving several lives across India. We also appreciate the support of The Product Folks, Introbot, and TravelXP for their contributions in the initiative.”
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