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How to know if you are at greater risk of COVID-19?

With India still seeing around three lakh daily new COVID-19 cases, precautions, pre-screening, and safeguards have become the need of the hour. 

To enable workplaces, healthcare providers, and governments to prevent transmission by regular screening and identifying people at higher risk of contracting the virus, Bengaluru-based diagnostics services provider Healthcube launched a COVID-19 risk management solution — CovidSafe.

It helps users in identifying early COVID-19 symptoms and enables them to connect with doctors for consultation. CovidSafe also allows people to regularly take common tests such as D-dimer, CRP, antibody tests, blood pressure, and pulse oximetry, among others.

Dr Ramanan Laxminarayan, Founder of Healthcube, tells YourStory,

“It can assess the severity of infection to identify individuals who may need early hospitalisation, and prioritises them for an RT-PCR test.”

CovidSafe has been already deployed by companies such as Tech Mahindra, Tagros Chemicals, Club Mahindra, NICSI, and Jubilant FoodWorks.

Read about how the Indian startup ecosystem is battling the second wave of COVID-19 here.

Here are some useful tools and links that can help you find the nearest vaccine centres in real-time.

The Interview

As a deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in India, thousands are relying on each other and on tech innovations to find verified leads on COVID-19 resources. 

One such innovation is IntroBot, a WhatsApp AI chatbot that’s fast becoming the go-to resource for instant, verified leads for life-saving COVID-19 resources, such as hospital beds, plasma, oxygen cylinders, medicines, and other sought-after-medical resources. 

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Deepti Yenireddy’s decade-long journey taught her that while technology could be used to solve user problems, bringing in transparency and trust were not easy. She built My Ally, an HR tech startup, and opened up the decision-making workflow of AI assistant SKY. 

This is what she now brings as VP Product, Conversational AI to Valley-based unicorn Phenom People, which acquired her startup in 2020. Read more.

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Making the logistics sector efficient using tech

Striking a casual conversation with a trucker one day, Mohammed Imthiaz realised that the processes used in the trucking industry were opaque and tedious. 

This led him to team up with Muralidharan Chandrashekhar, Vipul Sharma, Abu Fahad, and Joshua Jebakumar to start Raaho, a marketplace for inter-city trucking, connecting shippers and truckers. Read more. 


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Before you go, stay inspired with… 

Ashneer Grover, CEO and Co-founder BharatPe

“BharatPe is incentivising all shopkeepers to get vaccinated at the earliest so that they stay safe as business picks up and footfalls at shops increase. It’s time to get back to business.”

Ashneer Grover, CEO, BharatPe

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