Reliance Jio and Airtel have launched new tools for COVID-19 self-diagnosis. New devices that come as part of two companies’ efforts to help with the chaos surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. The new device will ask users questions about their health and recent travel history to determine whether the person is at risk of coronavirus. This will allow people to test for themselves if they can or cannot diagnose coronavirus.
The Reliance Jio tool is available on the MyJio app and can be accessed through a dedicated website that Jio has launched for the COVID-19 tool. It asks the user’s age, if the user came in contact with someone who has been tested positive for COVID-19, and some more health and travel-related history trips to determine the risk. Based on user-declared parameters, the Jio tool will tell if the user is at a low, medium, or high risk of becoming infected with a novel coronavirus. Depending on the level of risk set by the individual, the tool then suggests steps for people to follow.
The Jio tool also provides the option to access national and state helpline numbers, lists testing centers in each state, provides data related to coronavirus, and helps more people understand the COVID-19 epidemic. A FAQ section for.
Airtel equipment, on the other hand, has been developed in collaboration with Apollo Hospitals. Called Apollo 247, the device is built on the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).