Goa becomes the 1st state to launch assessment tool for COVID-19

Goa becomes the first Indian state to launch a self-assessment tool for COVID-19. The self-assessment tool called Test Yourself Goa. This tool helps people identify if they are infected by the virus without visiting a doctor or hospital. The Goa government has partnered with Innovaccer, a US-based healthcare data analytics company that developed the self-assessment platform.

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The tool will then assist the person to take further steps by providing information on self-quarantine, helpline numbers to reach out to the concerned authorities. The tool is accessible in English, Konkani & Hindi and will also work on Smartphones.

The online assessment tool enables a person to check themselves from their home, by answering questions like; Name, contact number, location, recent travel to high-risk countries, symptoms such as fever, cough, wheezing, and any health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension among others. Based on the answers, the tool states whether the individual is likely or not likely the suspect of COVID-19, as per the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)‘s guidelines. 

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Goa: Panaji
  • Chief Minister of Goa: Pramod Sawant
  • Governor of Goa: Satya Pal Malik

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