Context: Smart Cities of Pune, Surat, Bengaluru and Tumakuru are using the integrated data dashboards, to provide up-to-date information about the status of coronavirus in different administrative zones of their cities. 

About integrated data dashboard 

  • A data dashboard is an information management tool that visually tracks, analyzes and displays key performance indicators (KPI), metrics and key data points to monitor the health of a business, department or specific process.


Spatial Mapping of the affected areas is made available to citizens using geo-spatial information systems.

  • Using heat-mapping technologies and predictive analytics, the city administration will develop a containment plan and the containment zones get reflected on the dashboard. 
  • The Smart City’s integrated dashboard also monitors the quarantine facilities and tracks the health of suspected patients and their contacts placed under home quarantine. 
  • Regular updates to the citizens: In addition to providing the overall statistics on tested, confirmed, active, recovered and death cases, the dashboard provides the trends and patterns on the spread of COVID-19 within city, in terms of cumulative cases (each day), number of new confirmed cases reported (date wise), age-wise distribution of cases, zone-wise distribution and gender-wise distribution. 
  • ‘War room’ to use technology to conduct surveillance on people within 8-km radius of a confirmed patient, so as to contain the spread of the virus. 
  • The Integrated Command and Control Centers are implementing initiatives such as 
    • CCTV Surveillance of Public Places
    • GPS Tracking of Healthcare workers
    • Virtual Training to Doctors & Healthcare professionals
    • Real-time tracking of Ambulances & Disinfection Services
    • Medical Services through Video Conferencing and Tele-Counseling and Tele-Medicine.

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