A newly developed Covid-19 Patient Tracking System.
The Rotaract Club of University of Kelaniya has developed an advanced Covid-19 patient tracking system named ‘Track the Spread’ to control the global pandemic using geolocation capturing and movement tracking.
The Coronavirus has put the entire world into a chaos as still there is no proper medication to cure the virus and controlling the fast spread of the virus has become extremely difficult. Even though many countries including Sri Lanka were able to control the first wave of the pandemic by incorporating strategies like lockdown and social distancing, the second and third waves have become more challenging causing a rapid increase of the death toll. One of the major practical difficulties faced by the healthcare officials in controlling the virus is that they have to visit the quarantine centers frequently, risking their own lives by being exposed to the virus.
This mobile application developed by the Rotaract Club of University of Kelaniya helps the Public Health Inspectors to track the movements of people under quarantine just with a single click or swipe on the screen without visiting them in person.
We have joined hands with a group of talented web-developers; Rajika Upasena (Lead Developer), Amesh Madhubhashitha Jayaweera (Software Architect), Praneeth Vithanage, Ruwin Ratnayake, Nipuna Ratnayake, Kisal Ekanayake, Sahan Amarsha, Pulsara Sandeepa, Sandun Sulakshana (Development Team). The project chairs are Rtr. Nipuna Rambukkanage, Rtr. Nethmi Fonseka and Rtr. Chinthaka Kasun. Rotaract District 3220, Rotary District 3220, Rtn. Dr. Rohantha Athukorala, Rtn. Dr. Dammika Adikariwattage, Rtn. Sulochana Vanniyasinkam, Rtn. Vishwa Lokugamage, Rtn. Hasitha Jayamaha, Rtn. Rtr DRR Kavindra Kasun Sigera, Rtr. Thisura Ramanayake, Rtr. Damindri Herath and many other Rotarians and Rotaractors all around the island have contributed to the project.
The development team is currently focusing on ways to develop this software system furthermore. They expect to launch this application to the public and in addition to present this mobile app and software system to the government as a service rendered towards the whole community.
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~Rtr. Parami Ranasinghe, Senior Editor