NASSCOM Taskforce Launches COVID-19 Platform for Government of Karnataka

by | Jun 1, 2020


Continuing its efforts to fight this global pandemic with the use of technology, NASSCOM Taskforce has developed end to end COVID-19 tracking platform, which is being adopted by the Government of Karnataka. The platform offers a set of dashboards that offer facts and data about cases, their origin, and spread analysis. It also offers summaries of tests and the availability of hospitals, beds, and testing facilities, at a district level. NASSCOM had earlier developed an end-to-end COVID platform for the Government of Telangana, India.

Innovated by the NASSCOM Taskforce, the multi-faceted, open architecture platform with its various advanced AI technology models assists state governments in sustainable industry recovery and helps them in making informed decisions in managing the path to recovery and phased opening across the states. The platform is based on a plug and play concept, providing the benefit to users to decide which features they want to use and integrate with their existing platform as needed. The platform can be hosted on any cloud platform based on the preference of the state government.

The project showcased the collaborative efforts from some of the top IT minds in developing solution architecture pro bono to assist the government in its fight against the crisis.

As part of the launch, the NASSCOM Taskforce will provide the first set of dashboards for use by the Government and will add more in the coming weeks. Today’s launch has been made possible due to tireless effort of the NASSCOM Taskforce team which includes companies like Intel India, Fractal Analytics, Microsoft India, AWS, Mindtree, SAP Labs India, Infosys, Accenture, Wipro, Sprinklr, Tableau, Mapbox, and others.


NASSCOM COVID-19 Platform to Help Govt. of Telangana

Dashboards Developed for the state Karnataka Listening Dashboard for COVID-19

  • Covid summary – key facts useful for officials to get a quick glance of state and district level numbers
  • Covid source analysis – cases in the last 24 hours and their origin & spread analysis
  • Testing summary- Covid+ rates by number of tests
  • Tests by category – useful to understand the source of infections
  • Hospital capacity– bed occupancy and availability by district
  • India summary – state level summary to give details on COVID

Sharing his thoughts on the platform, Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan, Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka, said, “We have been driving all our efforts tirelessly to fight this ongoing crisis and it has been great to witness the industry joining their hands against our war on COVID-19.  In these testing times technology innovation has been our greatest ally. Using innovative technology solutions to fight the pandemic, we are taking a huge step towards showcasing the country’s capacity to solve real time issues in any environment.”

The pandemic response platform is designed to benefit the central and state governments and boost their efforts by analysing a diverse set of population scale indicators that can predict certain outbreaks and advance medical care administration. The platform will provide real time streaming of data about the pandemic, across regions and states in the country and source this data from public sources that includes select social channels, websites, blogs, forums and public data sets to create actionable reporting dashboards, which will allow the government to project insights sourced from the information with public datasets display on command centre screens. 

Having deployed the platform in two states in India, the NASSCOM Task Force is committed to deliver a similar platform to other states across the country.

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