The ongoing battle to fight COVID-19 pandemic globally has brought many organizations and governments helping one another and sharing its best practices.
In the Philippines, with over 10,000 cases of patients infected, a development team from CMI Tech and Spring Valley created an online application called C.L.E.A.R to aid in the control of the spread of COVID-19.
PLDT Enterprise enables the Citizen’s Logistics & Early Assessment Reporting Tool (CLEAR) COVID-19 Online App which allows users to track their state of health on a daily basis and enable contact tracing when necessary.
In the said endeavor, PLDT Enterprise gives the necessary support to the CLEAR team with its required connectivity and sponsorship, enabling more LGUs to adopt the usage of this online app.
Jonathan Defensor De Luzuriaga, Chief Executive Officer of Spring Valley Tech Corp. and President of the Philippine Software Industry Association, said “the primary goal for the CLEAR App is to keep the community informed of possible COVID-19 infections and provide healthcare authorities with the tools to trace the spread of infections to help prevent an outbreak. Tracking the daily health condition as well as the touchpoints of an individual will help assess one’s state of health. With PLDT Enterprise as partner, we hope to have more LGUs use this app to assist management of the pandemic.”
Seven Local Government Units are currently using the app: Zamboanga City, Naga City, Butuan City, Iriga City, Bago City, Maasin City and Legazpi City, with 20 more in the pipeline and a projected user base at 1.9 million.
Residents of these cities are enjoined to register on the app at www.covidclear.info as part of its data gathering phase, and for proper data management. The support provided to LGUs will be for larger adoption in the future, as well as an integration into Neo4J for Visualization, a graph database management system. Moreover, the app can become a portal to help facilitate and track mass testing.
“We at PLDT Enterprise believe in being active partners with both the public and private sector especially during this health crisis,” said Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups. “We support the team of CLEAR especially as they play a critical role in helping our LGUs control the COVID-19 outbreak in our country.”
The CLEAR team also announced its intention to give away incentives to LGUs and individuals with the most number of registered users in the application, in the form of electronic currencies, or in kind, which will be distributed upon lifting of ECQ. Prizes for top LGUs will go to those who have the most number of registered users and prizes for individuals will be given to those who are diligently following the government’s orders under the quarantine.
CLEAR assures the public that all personal information given in the platform will be shared with relevant health authorities only when the need arises, and obtained to effectively contain the spread of COVID-19.
For more information, please log on to pldtenterprise.com and covidclear.info.
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