(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – As part of its efforts to support the government in ramping up the country’s testing capacity in the ongoing war against COVID-19 , integrated digital payment and e-commerce company, Interswitch Group, has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) and rapid diagnostic test kits (RDTs) to the Lagos State Government.
The donation, which was presented to the state by representatives of the Interswitch Group, was received by the Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Frederick Oladeinde, on behalf of the Governor at Alausa, Ikeja, recently.
This is part of Interswitch’s on-going support for the numerous local intervention initiatives between state governments and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Interswitch, through its health-tech subsidiary, eClat, has developed a COVID-19 pathway software platform. The platform allows members of the public to perform remote self-assessment exercise to determine their risk status and pre-disposition to the virus.
The platform analyses users’ information from a series of questions around risk factors, recent exposure, observed symptoms, health and travel history. Users are thereafter advised whether to self-quarantine, visit a healthcare facility for further testing, or just keep safe.
Furthermore, the self-assessment platform is being deployed across the 23 states in Nigeria. Currently, the platform has been deployed in eight states, with unique USSD codes.