Karnataka: Technology aids in pinpointing 10,000 mosquito-breeding sites

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Published October 19, 2023 at 10:12am

    Disease surveillance dashboard helps in spotting 10,000 mosquito-breeding places

    Accredited social health activists (ASHA) workers could seamlessly adopt app

    Adoption resulted in identification of breeding spots, that were then geotagged

Within just a month of its launch, the disease surveillance dashboard for dengue along with the PRISM-H (Platform for Integrated Surveillance and Management of Health) app has successfully detected 10,000 potential mosquito-breeding spots and surveyed approximately two lakh households in Bengaluru.

According to a New Indian Express news report, Dr. Bhaskar Rajkumar, the Program Director at the AI and Technology Park (ARTPARK), Indian Institute of Science (IISC), highlighted the seamless adoption of the app by accredited social health activists (ASHA) in Bengaluru, owing to its user-friendly interface.

The collaborative efforts of these ASHA workers and other field professionals resulted in the swift identification of the breeding spots, which were then geotagged.

This integration of technology enabled health department officials to not only pinpoint these spots, but also closely monitor the implementation of measures such as spot clearance and fumigation, supported by comprehensive data readily accessible to the authorities.

Thanks to this robust disease surveillance system, a comprehensive record of both dengue cases and breeding spots has been meticulously maintained.

Despite a significant surge in dengue cases reported during August-September, with nearly 4,000 cases recorded, Bengaluru is now seeing a downward trajectory.

The launch of the dashboard, in collaboration with BBMP and the state health department, has provided a detailed overview of outbreaks at various levels, both district and sub-district, across Karnataka.

Karnataka: Technology aids in pinpointing 10,000 mosquito-breeding sites

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    Disease surveillance dashboard helps in spotting 10,000 mosquito-breeding places

    Accredited social health activists (ASHA) workers could seamlessly adopt app

    Adoption resulted in identification of breeding spots, that were then geotagged

Within just a month of its launch, the disease surveillance dashboard for dengue along with the PRISM-H (Platform for Integrated Surveillance and Management of Health) app has successfully detected 10,000 potential mosquito-breeding spots and surveyed approximately two lakh households in Bengaluru.

According to a New Indian Express news report, Dr. Bhaskar Rajkumar, the Program Director at the AI and Technology Park (ARTPARK), Indian Institute of Science (IISC), highlighted the seamless adoption of the app by accredited social health activists (ASHA) in Bengaluru, owing to its user-friendly interface.

The collaborative efforts of these ASHA workers and other field professionals resulted in the swift identification of the breeding spots, which were then geotagged.

This integration of technology enabled health department officials to not only pinpoint these spots, but also closely monitor the implementation of measures such as spot clearance and fumigation, supported by comprehensive data readily accessible to the authorities.

Thanks to this robust disease surveillance system, a comprehensive record of both dengue cases and breeding spots has been meticulously maintained.

Despite a significant surge in dengue cases reported during August-September, with nearly 4,000 cases recorded, Bengaluru is now seeing a downward trajectory.

The launch of the dashboard, in collaboration with BBMP and the state health department, has provided a detailed overview of outbreaks at various levels, both district and sub-district, across Karnataka.

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