Team Incubator at IIT-Kanpur launches COVID support website to relay genuine leads to citizens

Amid shortage of COVID resources and information fraud, India COVID support by IIT Kanpur comes as a major relief!

Amid the emergency hours of the coronavirus pandemic, misinformation and false news are also plaguing the nation, worsening the second infection wave. In a bid to be of service to all those people who are grappling for COVID-related supplies and resources in the backdrop of acute shortage, the Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre at IIT Kanpur has launched the India COVID support website to generate authentic leads that are commonly sought by COVID-hit families.

Categorised COVID support

While the horrors of the coronavirus pandemic have shrouded us all, the Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre at IIT Kanpur has created a digital forum that tracks and provides real-time availability of medical supplies across several cities and states. The list includes Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai in Maharashtra, Naya Raipur in Chhatisgarh and New Delhi.

Each city has its separate icon that leads to a categorised and well-segmented list of COVID resources. These include anything and everything that may be required by a family, nursing a singular or a cluster of coronavirus infection. The listed leads are authentic and cover the availability of :

  • Air ambulance
  • Ambulance
  • COVID consultation with a doctor
  • COVID test
  • Emergency numbers
  • FabiFlu and other medicines
  • Homemade food
  • Hospital bed
  • ICU
  • ICU beds
  • ICU home set up
  • Plasma Donor
  • Oxygen cylinder
  • Remdesivir
  • Tocilizumab/Altizumab

Knock Knock

While several people are sharing and searching for COVID resource leads on social media, there are various bodies that are putting out unverified information, which is either redundant or misleading, causing more trouble than good. Though there are several people who are putting across verified content, social media handles do not have the option to monitor and categorise resources, that can be accessed easily, as per the patient needs.

This India COVID support website circumvents all these shortcomings to provide people what they need, with effectiveness and efficiency. You can also register on this portal to work as a volunteer.

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