Dengue can quickly spread especially during the rainy, warmer months when there are more breeding spots of mosquitoes that carry the virus. Initial mild symptoms can become severe or even fatal if complications occur. Hospitals may not have sufficient medical staff and beds in case of an outbreak. Lack of proper information can also cause panic and misconceptions from the local citizens and visitors.
We are manually gathering data from different hospitals about the dengue cases that they have admitted to identify dengue clusters and to establish a historical pattern of how the dengue spreads for future reference. Patients go to the nearest hospital but in some instances may need to transfer to other facilities with more staff and resources. Weather forecasts are available but we are unable to use this information to predict outbreaks.
I need to inform citizens about symptoms and affected areas so they can get immediate medical attention and postpone travel plans if they are infected. I need to help hospitals and emergency services to cope and manage a sudden influx of dengue cases. Ultimately, I need to stop the spread of the disease and to prevent future outbreaks.
The software solution Smart Cities powered by OneMind can provide you with real-time status reports and alerts, trigger automatic response plans and provide insights to help you manage and prevent disease outbreaks.
Smart Cities powered by OneMind helps cities to establish an Integrated City Operations Center by gathering and correlating data related to dengue clusters, hospitals and various city resources, weather forecasts etc. in a centralized view. It can receive alerts, identify available assets in the area through the Influence Zone feature and immediately execute predefined Response Plans to efficiently resolve emergency cases. It can also trigger sending of messages to message boards in the city or social media to disseminate information.