Apollo Hospitals introduces an application to assess risk level of contracting Coronavirus

Sukirti Mishra 24/03/2020 14:28:37

New Delhi. The Apollo Hospitals in India have found out an online quick self-assessment scan for the deadly COVID-19 disease, which has infected at least 492 people in the country. The risk-assessment scan is an AI designed module based on the guidelines from the World Health Organization and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India.


The tool can be helpful in self-assessing the risk level of contracting the novel coronavirus. "Coronavirus Risk Scan by Apollo is designed to decrease the paranoia by generating a risk score based on your current symptoms. This will clear your doubts on whether you have or are likely to contract the novel COVID-19," Apollo Hospitals tweeted.


Application's Operation:

-- To take the test, visit the website 'apollo247.com'. After login in to the website, the following message will pop up: "Hi! Our coronavirus disease self-assessment scan has been developed on the basis of guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MHFW), Government of India. This interaction should not be taken as expert medical advice. Any information you share with us will be kept strictly confidential."

-- Basically, the Coronavirus scan has a bot which asks users about 8 questions like 'How old are you?, 'Please select your gender', 'Please let us know your current body temperature in degree Fahrenheit (Normal body temperature is 98.6°F)', 'Are you experiencing any of the symptoms like dry cough, sneezing, sore throat, weakness, etc.

-- The coronavirus risk scan then offers awareness by risk scoring the answers to the questions, helping users to know their risk level. The tool also provides users basic preventive measures like wash your hands frequently, maintain social distancing, avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose, practice respiratory hygiene, etc.

The app is free and can be downloaded from the app store.






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