Bhubaneswar:13/5/20: State IT Secretary Manoj Kumar Mishra today said the Odisha government is using IT to strengthen its resources for COVID-19 management. He said the GIS (geographic information system) mapping is one key element.
Addressing the scheduled presser on COVID-19 management here at the Geeta Govinda Sadan on Wednesday, Mishra said this mapping enables the people to see these facilities on the basis of their exact position based on longitude and latitude.
The state IT secretary said this has been developed by Orissa Space Application Centre (ORSAC) and is currently hosted on COVID.GIS.IN. This will be available from tomorrow on the state dashboard, Mishra informed.
The State Dash Board on COVID-19 is strengthened with GIS-based Information Systems, containing data on COVID-19 management such as Temporary Health Centres (TMCs), COVID hospitals and COVID Care Centres with location, bed capacity, name of the Nodal Officer, contact number across the state.
People returning to Odisha shall get relevant information by logging in the Dash Board. A virtual tour of some Temporary Medical Camps which had details of its Nodal Officer, his/her phone numbers, bed capacity and facilities available provided an