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Amid #SOS Calls In Covid Crisis, Websites, Apps Surface To Help People In Need

Many websites and applications are now surfacing on the internet that can make the task easier for people searching for resources needed for the Covid-19 treatment. 

As India battles the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic, the shortage of oxygen, plasma, and other life-saving medicines has dented the efforts of the healthcare workers. For the last few weeks, many Indians are taking to social media platforms posting #SOS calls for their family members, loved ones, requesting different types of help to fight the disease.

In the wake of such a grim situation, many websites and applications are now surfacing on the internet that can make the task easier for people searching for resources needed for the Covid-19 treatment.

Covid-19 SOS Resources

Developed by an Intel employee, this website picks up and curates the latest information from Twitter. On opening up the address of the website, you are given options to choose from the kind of help you need. The options range from food, vaccination, oxygen, oxygen concentrators to plasma. medicines, ventilators, ICUs, and hospital beds.

Once you select your category and type in your City, it pulls information in seconds.

 

Screengrab of www.covidsos.live

 

Covid Resources AI Bot

The IntroBot.co team has collaborated with India COVID Resources, COVID Help India DB, ISB Alumni Association, and The Product Folks to build a unified database of verified vendors providing Oxygen, Hospital Beds, and other highly sought-after resources across India.

They’ve built a system through which real-time verification could happen through people looking for leads (along with 100s of volunteers).

Just say COVID to IntroBot by clicking here and let it know what you’re looking for!

 

A snippet of IntraBot’s WhatsApp chat

 

Plasma Donors App

As per its description, the iPlasma app available on playstore is “an initiative to save lives. This app is to bridge the time and distance that effect in the delivery of plasma to patients in dire emergencies. Donors can immediately come forth to donate. Users can also be donors and contribute to humanity by saving lives.”

By choosing the blood group, you can find plasma donors near your location in real time. Using this app, you can select donor and request plasma, accept or reject plasma donation request, and live track the donor if he/she has accepted the request.

iPlasma app on Google playstore

 

HW News hopes that these resources can be helpful for you and your loved ones if the need arises. We pray for your safety and wish that we all come out of this crisis sooner & stronger!

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