Following the directives of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication Federal Secretary Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication has taken steps to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19) with the help of technology.
A mobile application (Corona App) will be developed to deal with Coronavirus. The application will be developed by the National Information Technology Board (NITB). The Application will have location-based services to detect coronavirus patients through radius alert. Moreover, public awareness videos, chatbots for public and activity alarm for giving reminders for washing hands, using sanitizer, etc. will be made available in the application.
Federal Secretary Ministry of IT has also written a letter to the federal secretaries of all ministries for the adoption of e-Office Application for social distancing. City Islamabad App will be used to monitor/complain against those medical stores where there is a shortage of masks or any sort of preventive medicine regarding Coronavirus. Strict action will be taken through district administration once a complaint received through the App.
The App will also be used to report social gatherings. City Islamabad App will be used to book Corona patient appointments in advance before the patient enters the designated hospitals. This will also help hospitals make arrangements in advance. Banners related to Coronavirus symptoms will be displayed on all government websites.