XLRI Jamshedpur develops COVID-19 management dashboard for effective monitoring

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Jamshedpur, June 29: In its response to the unprecedented health crisis in the wake of COVID-19, XLRI-Xavier School of Management has come up with a dashboard that displays key metrics and charts for the district administration to use and act upon.

The East Singhbhum COVID-19 Management Dashboard was launched for people of East Singhbhum district for better monitoring of Covid-19.

XLRI has extended its support to Jamshedpur district administration to fight against the pandemic. Over the last few weeks, XLRI professors have engaged round-the-clock with various government bodies, local authorities, and healthcare professionals to prepare a broad and meaningful strategy to manage this pandemic together.

“ In the process of developing the dashboard, it was realised that there was an opportunity to develop an integrated web based data capture and management system that would ensure the following – Information flow, mirrors people flow, accurate reporting and thereby helping in building a real time dashboard,” said an official of XLRI.

The system ensured integration of all information collection points, to minimize repetition of processes, standardised the inputs as much as possible, automated report creation thereby freeing up time for the data entry operators and most importantly validating to ensure data integrity.

As an initial step, XLRI has begun supporting local authorities in the surveillance initiative with the help of some recent graduates of XLRI, who are residents of Jamshedpur. The support from XLRI enabled the team improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations by providing better tools for data entry and conducting training for the team members as well as spending time with them on the field.

A playbook cum checklist was developed with the support of volunteers to be given to people on Home Quarantine. This contains a checklist of items that the Surveillance team needs to take care when visiting the house in quarantine and also instructions on procedure of home quarantine with a checklist to the family on what they need to do to keep themselves safe.

Prof Giridhar Ramachandran, assistant professor (marketing area), XLRI Xavier School of Management said: “We are happy to facilitate the local administration in an emergency which touches people’s lives. This crisis pushes all of us, including the institutions, to set a good example. We have already implemented some of the tasks, and will roll out more in the coming days and weeks. We will continue to engage with the local administrations to assess how we can further contribute and make our efforts effective and meaningful. I would like to salute all professionals working tirelessly at the frontline in containing the pandemic”.

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