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NIC Sonitpur develops room allocation for COVID-19 quarantine facilities

To aid the Sonitpur district administration in allocating hotel rooms/ beds in different Institutional Quarantine

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 May 2020 5:16 AM GMT

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TEZPUR: To aid the Sonitpur district administration in allocating hotel rooms/ beds in different Institutional Quarantine Centres/ hotels identified for quarantining people returning to the district from outside the State, the National Informatics Centre, Sonitpur district has developed a responsive web based application called "COVID-19 Quarantine Room Allocation & Monitoring System" which is being implemented in Sonitpur district from May 20.

It may be noted that Sonitpur district has made a Zonal Health Screening Centre for the five North Assam districts of Udalguri, Sonitpur, Biswanath, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji where people returning home from outside Assam and belonging to any of these five districts are registered, screened, tested and quarantined and released to go to their respective districts if their results come negative. Testing and quarantine are necessary steps to contain the spread of COVID-19 from the people coming from different parts of the country.

After discussion with Deputy Commissioner Manvendra Pratap Singh, it was decided that NIC Sonitpur would develop an IT-based solution to allocate hotel rooms/beds to people in different IQ centres from ZSC (KV TU) and to monitor the room/bed status (vacancy or occupancy) of IQ centres, and accordingly officials of NIC Sonitpur, District Informatics Officer Anup Kumar Baruah and Additional District Informatics Officer Jayanta Kumar Nath developed a responsive web based application called "COVID-19 Quarantine Room Allocation & Monitoring System" within 2 days time.

To quarantine the large number of people coming to the Zonal Centre, till date a total of 33 Institutional Quarantine (IQ) Centres (27 hotels and six others) have been identified and prepared by the Sonitpur district administration with a capacity to accommodate nearly 1400 people.

The Sonitpur district administration can now view the room status of each of the IQ centres from the dashboard and can allocate room/bed to each quarantined person accordingly.

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