In Karnal, now app to keep tab on home-quarantined

In case of violation, to be shifted to Kunjpura ward

Tribune News Service
Karnal, April 7

Persons placed under home quarantine in Karnal will now be tracked through a digital surveillance system. For this, a mobile application, “Covid 19Karnal Live Tracker”, has been developed by the district authorities.

How it works

  • Those quarantined have to install the app on their cellphones and register

  • Officials at Mini-Sectt will track their GPS location

  • They have to upload their pic 6 times with a gap of 2 hrs from 10 am to 10 pm & body temperature

  • GPS location will ensure that the pic was uploaded from their home or not

The Android app has been developed with the help of a Karnal-based private company to ensure that the quarantine protocols are being followed properly.

The District Horticulture Officer and Red Cross secretary have been assigned the duties to get the persons under home quarantine registered on the app.

At present, 61 persons are placed under home quarantine in Karnal district. The process to register them started on Tuesday and 10 persons downloaded the app on their mobile phones on the first day.

“We have been receiving several complaints that persons under home quarantine are not following the protocols, so we have adopted a digital monitoring system with the help of a mobile appIf found violating the norms, they will be shifted to the quarantine ward at Sainik School in Kunjpura,” said Nishant Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner.

He said such persons would also get the facility of a counsellor through the app.

“Also, the facility of pointing the quarantined patients on Google Map is also in progress. If the home-quarantined person skips two consecutive periods of reporting, it reflects on dashboard and then they will be shifted to a quarantine ward,” the DC added.

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