The number of Coronavirus cases are constantly increasing in Pakistan, and around the world. Different companies and research institutes are working on solutions to help the fight against the spread of COVID-19. This is also necessary because such a platform would be of great demand for the Government of Pakistan in order to make informed decisions. The latest attempt being; Visual Mapping through Self Report. A Pakistani company named Codematics has created an online platform named “COVID-19 Map Pakistan (CMP)” that will help in tracking the progression of the dangerous pandemic in Pakistan.
The world is at war with an enemy it can’t see. Fighting against an enemy you can’t ‘Visualize’ is nearly impossible. COVID-19 Map Pakistan is a strike at the virus’s biggest strength; Invisibility! It will help visualize the virus in the form of data that can be used by the government to allocate necessary resources and make informed decisions.
What is COVID-19 and Why is it so Dangerous?
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. It spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge of air particles from the nose due to coughs or sneezes. Because of being highly contagious, Coronavirus has killed more than 51,000 and infected more than one million people worldwide in the past four months.
This virus has spread in more than 180 countries and continues to spread while every country fights to flatten the curve. It has also spread all over Pakistan, infecting more than 2,400 people and causing deaths of 35 people so far. The cases of Coronavirus are still increasing day by day. In such a situation, there must be necessary steps taken to lessen the spread, otherwise, it will be really hard to control later. COVID-19 Map Pakistan has the ability to contain the spread and help win the fight against Coronavirus.
How Does COVID-19 Map Pakistan Work?
CMP collects data from all over Pakistan self-reported by people. The data received is completely anonymous and your report simply becomes a dot on the map. Dots are color-coded so the more the dots, the more the clarity. The more people self-report, the better it gets.
You can fill the form here: https://covid-self-report.pk/
The map divides people based on their health conditions. Different colored dots on the map indicate Healthy, Other Diseases, COVID-19 (Probable), COVID-19 (Tested), Recovered, and Recovered (Tested) people across the country.
How Effective will the COVID-19 Map Pakistan be?
This online platform that has been launched will help the doctors, healthcare professionals, and government officials by collecting information regarding the health of people from all over Pakistan. We all know that medical resources like testing kits, masks, sanitizers, and ventilators are very limited all around the world due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, this initiative will help a lot in identifying regions where the spread is increasing, so that these medical resources can reach there as soon as possible.
This is an awesome initiative because it will help the government to make effective decisions for the spread of the COVID-19 to decrease and also will help to flatten the Coronavirus curve. But this is only possible if all the people living in Pakistan take part in filling the self-report form. Also, the online platform says on its website that the data you share in the form is secured and is not shared with anyone else. So make sure that you share it with your friends and family. In this way, we can gather as much regional data as possible. With time, more the data will be collected, the better the map will look for further informed decisions. This all will happen only if the citizens of Pakistan consider this serious and play their important role in filling the self-report form.