IIT Delhi alumni have launched a dedicated website to help the families of COVID-19 patients with verified leads on various resources. The website provides live tracking on vacant beds, oxygen availability, plasma, food, videos by renowned doctors and helpline information among others. The website is basically a non-profit app called CovRelief.
The app has been developed by Milan Roy who graduated from IIT Delhi in 2018 and is the co-founder of Edvicer, Swapnil Sharma who graduated from IIT Delhi in 2019 and has 1.5 years of experience in the industry, and Pranit Ganvir who graduated from IIT Delhi in 2018. All the information displayed on the app has been taken from respective government websites. Those who wish to know more can visit the official website to use the resources available.
CovRelief has collaborated with Covid Survivor Force India (CFSI) to connect people in need of CFSI’s volunteer work. The developers have also advised users to excise caution and reverify the leads provided on the platform. Furthermore, users can also write to email@example.com to provide any feedback they may have.
Apart from IIT Delhi alumni, recently, IIT Kanpur also launched a similar initiative. IIT Kanpur, through its Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre, launched a dedicated website called India COVID Support to provide verified COVID-19 leads to those in need. The website provides verified information on the availability of oxygen cylinders, hospital beds, ambulance, COVID test, ICU beds, ICU home set up, Remdesivir, Tocilizumab, Fabiflu, Oxygen refilling, and other related resources.